As a physician, my passion lies in caring for people helping them to achieve optimal health. To do so, I work very closely with the trillions of tiny patients within each person I meet. Only by considering the entire population and understanding the deep implications, can we find true health. Bacteria are our greatest allies. It's time to treat them as such.
How good is the research conducted at the IRIs? A key metric is competition for NIH grants, which has gone from intense to extreme over the past decade. Grants are evaluated on five criteria: potential impact on human health, scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment.