Faculty Award Winners

Every year, distinguished College of Medicine faculty are nominated by their peers based on research and mentoring excellence.The Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna Distinguished Research Mentoring Award recognizes exceptional efforts by a faculty member at least 10 years into their research and/or academic career who has provided outstanding research mentoring to students, trainees, research associates and/or faculty. The Rising Star Researcher Awards are given to researchers at the Assistant Professor level to recognize exceptional research. Lastly, the Outstanding Research Scientist Awards are given to researchers at the rank of Associate Professor or above whose discoveries have contributed to the understanding of the fundamental underlying principles of biology and medicine in the basic or translational Sciences or made a significant impact in the fields of Artificial Intelligence/Data Science or the delivery of patient care through Clinical, Artificial Intelligence or Data Sciences. Check out the winners below:

THE DR. MAVIS AGBANDJE-MCKENNA DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH MENTORING AWARD WINNER

Linda Bloom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Aging

This award, which honors the life and commitment to mentorship of the late Dr. Agbandje-McKenna, recognizes a faculty member who provides extraordinary mentoring to students, trainees, research associates, and faculty.

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH SCIENTIST AWARD IN CLINICAL, DATA SCIENCE, OR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WINNER

Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Aging

The Outstanding Research Scientist awards recognize researchers at the top of their careers, changing the face of biomedical science with their innovative, impactful work.

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH SCIENTIST AWARD IN BASIC OR TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES WINNER

Zhijian Qian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Aging

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RISING STAR RESEARCHER AWARD IN CLINICAL, DATA SCIENCE, OR ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE WINNER

Tyler Loftus, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Aging

The Rising Star awards were established to recognize exceptional research achievements by assistant professors who have achieved early success on their paths to highly impactful research careers.

RISING STAR RESEARCHER AWARD IN BASIC OR TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES WINNER

Erica Dale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Aging

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