Dr. Gordon Receives NIH New Innovator Award

Dr. Gordon has received a highly competitive New Innovator award, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, given to exceptionally creative scientists proposing to use highly innovative approaches to tackle major challenges in biomedical research. “I am honored and thrilled to be a New Innovator recipient, as this particular project really speaks to my professional mission to work across disciplinary boundaries to enhance our understanding of how and why musicality is related to brain development and human health,” Gordon said. “I look forward to the collaborative opportunities afforded by the grant, with particular emphases on novel work we will conduct with the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute and the new research training experiences that the project will create for neuroscience students working with my lab through our affiliation with the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.”

The grant, "Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches", has received 2.3 Million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director.