As seen InSCOPE (Weekly news for faculty, staff and students from the Indiana University School of Medicine), June 23, 2016:
Showalter Scholars class of 2016 selected
Four scientists have been named Showalter Scholars by the IU School of Medicine, the fourth class in the program created to recognize and reward successful young researchers at the school.
The recipients are:
- Carmella Evans-Molina, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine. The long range goal of the Evans-Molina lab is to define the pathways that govern beta cell function in states of health in order to understand how these regulatory circuits are impaired in the pathologic state of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Yunlong Liu, Ph.D., associate professor of medical and molecular biology. Dr. Liu is recognized nationally for his research accomplishments in the area of computational genomics.
- Andy Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology. Dr. Yu's laboratory focuses on the immunopathology of HIV infection, and the clinical and immunological interactions between HIV and other human persistent viruses like HCV.
- Tamara Hannon, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the section of pediatric endocrinology/diabetology at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Dr. Hannon has expertise in patient-oriented clinical research in youth with obesity, conditions of insulin resistance, and diabetes. Dr. Hannon is actively involved in teaching all levels of trainees, both clinically and in research science.
The program, supported in part by the Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund, was created to support faculty whose scientific expertise and productivity have resulted in significant contributions to the IU School of Medicine and the greater research community.
Showalter Scholars receive $25,000 per year for three years, with the first year funded by the Showalter Trust, the second year by their academic department and the third year by the school. An additional set of Showalter Scholars is selected each year.
Showalter Scholars are limited to full-time IU School of Medicine faculty who are either an associate professor or have held the rank of professor for no more than one year.
Mohammed receives global cancer research award
Sulma Mohammed, Ph.D., associate professor of cancer biology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine, recently received the African Diaspora Ambassador Award at the 2016 Global Health Catalyst (GHC) Summit at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Mohammed has been the course director of medical microbiology for IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette since 2002.