Scholar News

Joseph Contessa , M.D., Ph.D., 2010 YCCI Scholar, was awarded a research scholar grant from the American Cancer Society for “Targeting N-linked glycosylation in non-small cell lung cancer.”

Charles Dela Cruz, M.D., Ph.D., 2011 YCCI Scholar; and Mathieu Lemaire, M.D., Investigative Medicine Program student, were selected to serve as associate scientific advisors of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Stephanie Eisenbarth, M.D., Ph.D., 2011 Scholar, received the American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Physician Scientist Award at the society’s 2014 meeting.

Raimund Herzog, M.D., M.H.S., 2009 YCCI Scholar, received an R03 small research grant for “Human Brain Ketone Metabolism in Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemia.”

Young-Shin Kim, M.D., M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., 2009 YCCI Scholar; and Andrew Goodman, Ph.D., 2012 YCCI Scholar, were honored as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

In August, James McPartland, Ph.D., 2006 YCCI Scholar, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Sara S. Sparrow Early Career Research Award. The award is given biennially to an individual who has made substantial contributions to the understanding of intellectual or developmental disabilities as reflected in his or her published and presented works.

Frederick Shic, Ph.D., 2012 YCCI Scholar, was awarded an R21 research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Gaze modification strategies for toddlers with ASD.”

James Yu, M.D., 2012 YCCI Scholar; and E. Vincent Faustino, M.D., 2012 YCCI Scholar, received a Master of Health Science Research degree in May. A total of six YCCI Scholars have now received this degree since the program’s inception in 2009.