Interview with Peggy Shults of the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program

 2009 Winner of the Expanding the Research Infrastructure Category

Florida’s James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program is helping stimulate the state’s economy by filling a unique niche in biomedical research – the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of tobacco-related diseases. Grants at least one year old, valued at $58 million, have generated more than $125 million in external funding to expand or continue this research.

Peggy ShultsListen to Peggy Shults’s response to the following questions in this clip:

  • Sustainable funding is an integral part of the program. Can you provide a historical context on how the program has been funded?
  • How do you ensure the program philosophy, “Open to all, fund the best.”
  • What metrics do you find most important to measure?

Or download the transcript at: http://www.sstiawards.org/transcripts/shults.pdf.

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