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Department of Medicine Research Bridge Award Recipient Selected


The Department of Medicine (DOM) has selected Tânia Reis, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, to receive a grant through its Research Bridge Program, which is designed to preserve the capacity of faculty to do research in the face of reduced funding available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The Research Bridge Program provides up to $75,000 over one year, comprised of $25,000 in division support and up to $50,000 from departmental resources. Since the program was launched in 2014, 8 faculty members have received bridge awards totaling $600,000 (including departmental and divisional portions). Applications for this program are accepted twice per year.

Tânia Reis, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, and is also affiliated with the Graduate Program in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development at the CU School of Medicine. In her lab, Dr. Reis applies genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques as well as behavioral analysis to identify and characterize neuronal and genetic factors controlling organismal fat storage. In the past four years, her lab has received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) from the NIDDK and a Beginning Grant-in Aid Award from the American Heart Association; the research bridge funding from the Department of Medicine will be used to maintain this work while Dr. Reis works to achieve her first R01 grant.