Assistant professor receives NIH grant

By Staff


Antonio Jimeno, M.D., an assistant professor of medical oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received a $250,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is part of President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which provides funding to the NIH to help stimulate the U.S. economy by promoting and supporting scientific research. The grant encourages exploratory and developmental research in project development stages.

Jimeno will create a new colony of mice with the money to study squamous cell cancer, a form of malignant cancer that occurs in many different organs and in cells that form a protective layer on the human body.