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Stuart Weston, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and his mentor, Matthew Frieman, PhD, have been have been cited in many news outlets about their expertise in corona virus research. Dr. Weston has also started his own YouTube channel entitled "Diaries of a Coronavirologist" where he talks about his knowledge and experience. 

Congratulations to our 3 Spring 2020 Postdoc Travel Award Winners (from left to right):

Megan Fox, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Cali Calarco, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
DeAnna Friedman-Klabanoff, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics

Sara Keefer, PhD

Sara Keefer, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, has recently published a first author paper entitled "Effects of limited and extended Pavlovian training on devaluation sensitivity of sigh- and goal-tracking rats" in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Cali Calarco, PhD

Cali Calarco, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, was recently appointed to both the inaugural cohort for the NIH's Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program and the Society for Neuroscience Trainee Advisory Committee.

DeAnna Friedman-Klabanoff, MD was awarded the Pichichero Family Foundation Research Development, Vaccines for Children Initiative Award in Pediatric Infectious Diseases by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society in October 2019.

Brian Johnson, OTR/L, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, attended the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C. on September 23. He led a delegation of occupational therapy students and clinicians to advocate for healthcare policy with senators and representatives from Wisconsin, Florida, New York, and New Jersey.

Humberto Joca, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, was a co-author on the paper entitled “ATP-Dependent and Voltage-Regulated Blood Flow in Heart: Electro-Metabolic Signaling,” which was published in the March 2020 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Emily Deichsel, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, received an early career development award from the Thrasher Research Fund to study the effect of azithromycin

James Borrelli, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, was a co-author of “Protective Arm Movements Are Modulated with Fall Height,” which was published in the Journal of Biomechanics on January 23, 2020.

As one of several people from the Department of Psychiatry, Samantha Reaves, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, led a state kick-off meeting in Arizona as part of their National Quality Initiative on School Health Services in October 2019. They partnered with state leaders from the Departments of Education and Behavioral Health to guide five school districts in strategic planning to advance school mental health.

Myeongjin Choi, DVM, PhD, in the Department of Medicine and the Center for Vaccine Development, has been designated as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. 

Yasmine Cisse, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded an F32 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development entitled Programmatic role of "Maternal preconception stress on offspring metabolic health".