Pearland resident earns NIH award
University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student and Pearland resident Samuel Brady has received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows from the National Institutes of Health.
The award is presented doctoral candidates in dissertation research and training in medicine, and Brady will receive a stipend of up to $22,000.
Brady is in his third year in the school's cancer biology program. His adviser is Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D., the Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Basic Science at M.D. Anderson.
The award is named after Ruth L. Kirschstein, the first female director of the National Institutes of Health. She helped develop the polio vaccine and passed away in 2009.
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is located at 6767 Bertner Ave., Mitchell Building, Houston.
It shares resources with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.