Congratulations to our newest NIH R01 grant recipient, Dr. Lakshmi Nair, Associate Director of the CT Convergence Institute!

On behalf of the CT Convergence Institute, we are proud to announce that Dr. Lakshmi Nair recently received the first NIH R01 grant since the formation of the institute early this year. The grant focuses on “Novel Injectable Analgesic Delivery System for Musculoskeletal Pain Management.” As the Principal Investigator, Dr. Nair enlisted a team of renowned experts to assist her with this research project. The Investigative Team is as follows: Dr. Cato Laurencin, Dr. Kevin Lo, Dr. Joseph Walker and Dr. Kyle Baumbauer. Read more about the research here.

The National Institutes of Health R01 grant provides support for health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH. The Research Project (R01) grant is a prestigious award made to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing the investigator’s specific interest and competencies and is the gold standard for an established investigator in medical schools.