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Fourth round of Synergy Awards support collaborative research between investigators in health sciences and Emory College

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Holly Korschun

Emory College and Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) have announced three proposals selected for funding in the fourth round of Synergy Awards. This round of awards supports collaborative projects among faculty in schools and units in the WHSC and in Emory College.

Proposals for this round of Synergy Awards were required to include faculty members with primary appointments in either WHSC or Emory College as co-principal investigators. The awards are intended to support new, highly innovative projects that are not yet funded or published and that have potential to generate scientific achievements of the highest quality and impact. The research also must have a high likelihood of external funding.

Synergy Awards offer up to $100,000 in support for an award term of one year, with potential carryover to a second year under special circumstances.  The Synergy Awards are funded from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs with support from the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Fund, Inc. This round of awards also was funded by the Office of the Provost of Emory University.

Out of 41 applications reviewed, three were selected, as follows:

Towards Federated Datadriven Precision Medicine Approaches for Rare Conditions

Stephanie Sherman, PhD (Medicine)
Vaidy Sunderam, PhD (Emory College)
Zhaohui Qin, PhD (Public Health)
Michael Zwick, PhD (Medicine)

Novel Strategies to Combat Bacterial Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Resistance Mediated by Ribosomal RNA Methylation

Graeme Conn, PhD (Medicine)
William Wuest, PhD (Emory College)

A Novel Assay to Investigate the Relationship Among Anthropogenic Disturbance, Infection, and Immunity in a NonHuman Primate

Steven Bosinger, PhD (Yerkes)
Thomas Gillespie, PhD (Emory College)

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