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Coleen Murphy Named Pew Scholar

was named one of fifteen of the nation’s most promising early- to mid-career biomedical researchers for her work on molecular mechanisms governing aging and longevity. The 2006 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences are supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Each Pew Scholar will receive $240,000 over four years to undertake research on a biomedical science project of their choosing.

Unlike many traditional research grants with strict guidelines on how funds must be used, the Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences program allows recipients flexibility in choosing their research agenda and, in fact, encourages them to become entrepreneurs by taking calculated risks and following unanticipated leads to maximize the benefits their research brings to society. Previous Scholars have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the MacArthur Award and the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award.

For full biographies and information regarding the Scholars’ research topics, please visit

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