EVATAR was funded entirely by the National Institutes of Health.
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Images: Top - Dr. Francis Collins meet EVATAR at the NIH. Bottom - Dr. Lisa Begg from the Office for Research on Women's Health meet with Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff and her EVATAR team on facetime.
The EVATAR team would like to thank the following institutes of the NIH for funding the researchthatled to the development of EVATAR:
This work funded by:
NIH Common Fund
NIH/NCI training grant T32 CA009560