UCO scientist Chen pioneers new approach to cancer treatmentPublished: Friday, December 1, 2017 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK
When an email from the National Institutes of Health landed in his inbox on the eve of spring break last March, Wei R. Chen, Ph.D., refused to open it.
He read the subject line, which told him that the score of his NIH R01 grant application was ready for viewing. He put it aside.
Not today, Chen told himself. He didn't want to deal with the anticipated rejection before the academic break because his funding applications had been rejected many times before.
“I didn't want to ruin my spring break,” he said.
Chen is professor of biomedical engineering and dean of the College of Mathematics and Science at the University of Central Oklahoma.