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Jennifer M. Kwan, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

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Jennifer M. Kwan, MD/PhD


Education & Training

  • Visiting Scholar
    UCSF (2018)
  • Resident/Postdoc
    UI Chicago (2018)
  • MSTP MD, PhD trainee
    UI Chicago (2013)
  • Bachelors
    UC Berkeley (2005)
  • SMART research training
    Baylor College of Medicine (2001)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
National Collegiate scholar2018
UI Chicago COM research day Postdoctoral fellow award Honorable mention to assess differential exosomal miRNA analyses between lean and obese individuals2016
Burrough’s Wellcome Fund travel award to ACTS2016
Cardiology NHBLI T32 postdoctoral fellowshipNIH2015
UI Chicago College of Medicine Research First Place Gold prize award2014
UI Chicago Department of Medicine 1st place outstanding poster award2014
American Thoracic Society research scholarship2014
Ervin G. Erdös, MD and Sara F. Rabito Erdös, MD Prize for Excellence in Basic Sciences2013
Chancellor's Student Service Award (CSSA) for outstanding leadership2013
Eugertha Bates Memorial Award for outstanding leadership2013
NIDDK T32 predoctoral fellowshipNIH2013
Burrough’s Wellcome Fund award to support Tomorrow's Physician Initiative2012
Keystone Symposia Scholarship2012
UPenn TCPW grant award for Tomorrow's Physician study to assess physician scientist pipeline2010, 2012
Mentored 10 UI Chicago Honor’s College Undergraduates in their honor’s research projects. Wrote several research project proposals that won monetary awards, Totaling ~$5000, for 6 of my students.2009
Molecular Genetics Provost Deiss Award2009
Wrote and won AHA research award for menteeAHA2009
UI Chicago, College of Medicine Leadership award2007
Golden Key Honor Society member2001

Professional Service

American Physician Scientists Association Board of DirectorsFurthering ongoing initiatives established as policy chair and advocacy for physician scientists at national level.2016 - Present
Association of Clinical Translational SciencesOrganized sessions of digital health/big data translational research and physician scientist pipelines2013 - 2015
American Physician Scientists Association Vice PresidentSpearheaded various partnerships including AHA, Keystone Symposia, AMWA, Swiss MD PhD association and furthered others ie Canadian MD PhD association, European MD PhD association to address physician scientist training issues nationally and internationally.2013 - 2014
American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) Policy Chair-Expanded NIH F30 funding from 10/27 institutes and centers (ICs) in 2007 when the F30 initiative was developed to adoption of the F30 funding mechanism by all funding NIH ICs. -Developed national initiative and study w/multi-center IRB approval to assess best practices of physician scientist friendly residency programs. -Developed national study and got multi-institution IRB approval to assess specialty/research interests, career intentions for research/clinic duties, challenges faced/anticipated by MD/PhD and MD trainees with results presented at national and international mtgs -Developed policy and advocacy panels at national mtgs featuring NIH, FDA, Industry and academic leaders -Spearheaded various partnerships (Keystone Symposia, AMWA etc) and events to address diversity and women in medicine/science disparities2009 - 2015

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