The First Funded R01 Ever

The first two extramural grants for a research project (the precursor to today’s R01) were given on March 21, 1938 to Dr. John Bittner at Jackson Laboratory (then, the Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory) in Bar Harbor, Maine for his work on breast cancer1,2. Bittner J. Mammary Tumors In Mice In Relation to Nursing. Cancer … Read more