NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Two Yale University professors are among this year’s winners of a prestigious White House award for innovative research.

Tanya Fischer and Andre Taylor are among 94 scholars nationwide named this week as winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Fischer is an assistant clinical professor in Yale’s neurology department who was honored for research at the school and at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Haven.

Fischer, now with Bristol Myers Squibb, focused on pain from diabetes and burns as it relates to nervous system problems.

Taylor is an assistant professor of chemical engineering. His work includes using extremely small particles known as nanomaterials for practical purposes like extending the battery life of electronic items, including efforts to double the lifespan of fuel cell devices.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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