Accelerating Breakthrough Discoveries into Medicines

2017 Scholar-Innovators

Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD

A novel drug for Type I Diabetes

Ambrose Cheung, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Ambrose Cheung, MD

A novel treatment against MRSA and other Gram+ bacterial infections

Giulio Draetta, MD, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Giulio Draetta, MD, PhD

A new therapy and first in-human trials for pancreatic cancer

Seth Field, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego

Seth Field, MD, PhD

A novel pathway causing cancer

Todd Gould, MD
University of Maryland

Todd Gould, MD

A new medicine for depression

John Letterio, MD
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals

David J. Milan, MD

A promising drug for Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and cancer

David Lombard, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

Kevin D. Niswender, MD, PhD

A new strategy in melanoma therapy

Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD
University of Arizona

Susan P. Perrine, MD

A novel class of cancer drugs and radiation sensitizers

Deepak Nijhawan, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Deepak Nijhawan, MD, PhD

A first-in-class immunotherapy for cancer

Stuart Orkin, MD
Harvard University

Stuart Orkin, MD

A novel treatment for sickle cell disease

Daniel Ory, MD
Washington University

Daniel Ory, MD

A breakthrough treatment for Niemann-Pick C disease, a rare neurological disease

Dates to Know

April 5, 2017
Letter of Intent Deadline

LOI Guidelines
Download the Application Guidelines (PDF)

May 31, 2017
Full Application Deadline (For those invited)

December 2017
Awardees Notified

Harrington Project

The Harrington Discovery Institute is the nonprofit arm of the Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, an international initiative supporting breakthrough research by physician-scientists. The Project is a new and powerful approach to address some of the challenges hindering advancement of medicine today.

The Harrington Grant is an important part of the overall pharmaceutical research initiative created by The Harrington Project.

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