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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), has announced the six recipients of the EXposome in Autoimmune Diseases PLANning (EXACT-PLAN) Awards. The EXACT-PLAN awardees will lay the groundwork for the EXACT Initiative, which is envisioned as a multisite, collaborative network that will adopt a team science approach to produce a systems level understanding of the role of the exposome in autoimmune diseases. The newly awarded projects support planning of research strategies, conceptualizing and testing technologies, and building partnerships, infrastructure, and capabilities to address the goals of the future initiative.  

This is a collaborative effort between ORWH, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), NIAMS, and other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices engaged in autoimmune disease research. 

Meet the 2023 EXACT-PLAN Award Recipients.