The Impact of IDeA Funding in Mississippi


June 26, 2024

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) aim to distribute federal funding more evenly and provide research opportunities in states that historically receive low levels of funding. FASEB is launching a webinar series that spotlights various states and scientists that have directly benefitted from the IDeA and EPSCoR programs.

Through IDeA funding, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) created the Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research to advance research in diseases that have their etiology during gestation and early postnatal development and cause long-term consequences for the mother and offspring. During this webinar, Jane Receklhoff, PhD, will share how IDeA funding has transformed research capacity capabilities and enabled early-career investigators, such as Licy Yanes Cardozo, MD, and Kedra Wallace, PhD, to secure independent federal funding. Furthermore, Cardozo and Wallace will share how IDeA funding has positively influenced their careers.

Did you miss the webinar? You can access the recording here and the presentation slides here.

Jane Reckelhoff, PhD

Licy Yanes Cardozo, MD

Kedra Wallace, PhD