Dr. Nina Yoh at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

2024 R25 Grantee Workshop in Boston

March 15, 2024

We're pleased to share that Dr. Nina Yoh (PGY-5) recently attended the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH R25 Grantee Workshop this past weekend in Boston, MA, at Harvard University. This workshop brings together participants supported by the NINDS R25 (adult and pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropathologists) to plan the transition from residency and fellowship to successful competition for individual research career development awards. Dr. Yoh was awarded the R25 grant this year to study blood-brain barrier opening, which often serves as a barrier to drug delivery and liquid biopsy for brain tumor patients. During this workshop, Dr. Yoh presented her project, "Focused Ultrasound Opening of the Blood Brain Barrier for Delivery of ONC201 in Diffuse Midline Glioma." 

Dr. Yoh has built a stellar reputation as a future leader in this field through her Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award for her groundbreaking research on "Using Focused Ultrasound to Open the Blood-Brain Barrier for Liquid Biopsy; A Study in Children with Progressive Diffuse Midline Glioma," which has earned a $50,000 grant.

Dr. Yoh remarked on her ongoing research path, "The workshop featured presentations from junior and established researchers, including neurosurgeons who have recently transitioned to career development awards. The opportunity to hear directly from NIH officers was also invaluable. I am grateful to the R25 program and my Columbia mentors for their guidance and support."

Congratulations to Dr. Yoh!