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Researcher Stories

Get to know the PhRMA Foundation’s award recipients.

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Developing a Therapeutic for Faster Stroke Treatment

Carol Morris, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is developing a multi-use therapeutic that can be delivered to patients faster after stroke.

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Developing Microneedles to Treat Autoimmune Diseases

Shrey Shah, a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeks to leverage the resilient properties of skin to deliver treatments for autoimmune diseases using microneedles.

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Creating a Noninvasive Test for Monitoring Cancer Treatment Response

Dr. Liangliang Hao aims to address inequities in cancer treatment by developing a rapid point-of-care test that will predict the efficacy of certain cancer therapies.

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Understanding the Impact of Financial Toxicity on Cancer Patients

During her clinical training to become a nurse, Ruiqi Jin cared for many cancer patients and heard their worries about the heavy financial burden they faced because of the disease. Now the 2023 PhRMA Foundation predoctoral awardee is studying how the financial burden associated with cancer affects patients and what could be changed to help.

Awardee Spotlight

Briana Simms, PhD

  • University of Cincinnati

“This funding means that I get to design and develop a new generation of lipid nanomaterials alongside my friend and colleague, while empowering the next generation of stem scholars. It’s truly the best of all worlds.”