Pew funds 10 Latin American scientists conducting critical biomedical research

(Pew Charitable Trusts) The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2021 class members of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The 10 postdoctoral fellows from six Latin American countries--Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay--will receive two years of funding to conduct research in laboratories across the United States and will work under the mentorship of prominent biomedical scientists, including members of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.
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