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Researcher, Rock Hill native, receives a $1.6 M, 5-year grant

Dec 30, 2010 7:28:00 AM - thestate.com
Northwestern High School graduate Edward Botchwey has spent 17 years working in regenerative medicine.

Recently, the University of Virginia professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery received the highest award that the federal government gives to scientists and engineers embarking on independent research.

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, created in 1996 by then President Bill Clinton, is intended to highlight and support professionals at the outset of their research careers.

Botchwey, 38, specializes in tissue engineering. He was recognized for his research focused on promoting growth of mature micro vascular blood vessel networks to improve healing after transplant surgery or injury.

He won a $1.6 million grant to be doled out over five years.

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