Pew early career scholars program featured on CNBC
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Pew Charitable Trusts:
WHAT: President Barack Obama's push for a greater investment in U.S. science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM fields, was the topic of CNBC's Sunday, March 13, broadcast of "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo." The program featured interviews with The Pew Charitable Trusts President and CEO Rebecca Rimel, 2009 Nobel Prize winner and 1990 Pew Scholar Dr. Carol Greider and 2010 Pew Scholar Dr. Matthew Evans. The segment highlighted the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, which is celebrating its 26th year.
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides grants to early-career scientists to take calculated risks and follow curiosity-driven research leads to advance human health. To date, Pew has invested more than $125 million to fund over 500 scholars. The select community of scientists includes three Nobel Prize winners, three MacArthur Fellows and two recipients of the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award.
WHO: Experts with the Pew Biomedical Scholars Program are available for interviews:
- Shelley Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group, the health and consumer arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Hearne is a leading public health expert and author of a broad array of national accountability reports, including "Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters and Bioterrorism."
- Ann Million, director of the Pew Programs in the Biomedical Sciences. Million is the director of The Pew Charitable Trusts' Programs in Biomedical Sciences, which includes both the Pew Scholars and Pew Latin American Fellows programs.
WHEN: Experts will be available for interviews beginning March 15, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
WHERE: Visit www.pewtrusts.org to watch the full interview.
For information regarding the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, please visit www.pewscholars.org.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (www.pewtrusts.org) is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
SOURCE The Pew Charitable Trusts