May 31, 2016

Dr. Kristin (Filler) Dickinson, a post-doc fellow in the lab of Dr. Leorey Saligan, was awarded a Pathways to Independence Award for her project, “Cancer-Related Fatigue and the Adaptive Response to Oxidative Stress.” The findings will optimize precision medicine in oncology by identifying prognostic genetic markers that can define a unique external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)-related fatigue phenotype, as well as identify biologically-relevant therapeutic targets to manage EBRT-related fatigue.

Dr. Paule Joseph, an IRTA post-doctoral fellow in NINR’s Digestive Disorders Branch in the lab of Dr. Wendy Henderson, recently received several awards, including a poster of distinction award at Digestive Disease Week for her project entitled “Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis of Human Response to Synthetic Sugar Challenge and the Microbiome.” Dr. Joseph also received Pace University’s Dean’s Alumni Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution and Penn Nursing Theresa I. Lynch Award for outstanding commitment to leadership and social activism. Dr. Joseph also received an NIH mentor award that will allow her to mentor a summer student in 2016.

Natnael Kenea, an IRTA postbac fellow in NINR’s Digestive Disorders Branch in the lab of Dr. Wendy Henderson, was recently selected as a Georgetown University School of Medicine Sarah Stewart Scholar.

Onyinyechi Ozoji, of NINR’s Biobehavioral Branch in the lab of Dr. Wendy Henderson, was awarded first place for BS School Selected Student Posters at the Eastern Nursing Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting. Ms. Ozoji’s poster was titled, “Determinants of Quality of Life in Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain.” Ms. Ozoji is in the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program.

Monique Shelton, of NINR’s Tissue Injury Branch in the lab of Dr. Katherine Meilleur, was awarded a best poster award at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Annual Clinical Conference. Ms. Shelton’s poster was titled, “Development of a Proxy Motor Outcome Measure in Young Children with Neuromuscular Disease.” Ms. Shelton is in the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program.

The following NINR fellows presented at the 2016 NIH Postbac Poster Day: Alexandra Espina, Natnael Kenea, Julian Lejbman, Whitney Livingston, Christiana Martin, Shilpa Mulukutla, Sonia Razaqyar, Michael Renner, and Monique Shelton.


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