Dr. Marcus Lambert Receives $1.72M Grant from NIGMS

By Office of the President | Nov 28, 2023

Marcus Lambert Poster

Marcus Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research Strategy and Operations and Associate Professor in the School of Public Healthwas recently awarded a prestigious NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) R35 grant (an R01-equivalent mechanism), providing $1.72M over five years. Funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), an R35 grant offers investigators the freedom to explore new research avenues that emerge during their studies in alignment with the NIGMS mission. 

Dr. Lambert’s award will focus on understanding the science of effective mentorship networks for underrepresented researchers (UR) using graph theory and develop and test an intervention to assist UR researchers in building robust mentoring networks. This project aligns well with the objectives of the NIH MIRA program, which aims to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding. MIRA seeks to provide investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby boosting scientific productivity and increasing the likelihood of significant breakthroughs.

MIRA grants are generally awarded for five years and are available to both new and established investigators. This initiative is crucial in distributing funding more widely among the nation’s talented and promising investigators.

Congratulations, Dr. Lambert! We look forward to more great accomplishments and even larger grants!

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