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Jim Wilhelm Receives 2009 New Scholar Award in Aging

October 23, 2009

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Jim Wilhelm

Assistant Professor Jim Wilhelm has received a 2009 New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation. The awards provide $100,000 per year for four years for newly independent investigators who have been nominated by U.S. medical institutions and universities for their outstanding promise in aging research. The awards are intended to allow bright young scientists to staff their laboratories, collect preliminary data and organize research programs of sufficient momentum to obtain ongoing support from other sources. Wilhelm's award is for the "role of RNA granules in stem cell maintenance during aging and resistance to oxidative stress."