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00 FN: Vineet Bhandari

Vineet Bhandari, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, has received a 2013 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award from the Hartwell Foundation for “Surfactant-Enhanced Delivery of Silencing Ribonucleic Acid to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.” The award provides research support for three years at $100,000 direct cost per year, as well as video conferencing equipment to enable periodic communications with the foundation. In addition, the university will receive a Hartwell Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate who exemplifies the values of the foundation. Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stages of their research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of professional career development.