June & July 2022 Announcements:
The department of physiology would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following department members:
Congratulations to Physiology Graduate and MSTP student Cristhian Gutierrez Huerta from the Beyer Lab who was selected to receive the William Porter Townsend Pre-Doctoral Fellowship by the American Physiological Society.
Congratulations to Amanda Marks who received a best abstract award sponsored by AJP: Renal Physiology for her presentation at the Control of Renal Function in Health and Disease Conference, also known as Kidney Camp.
Thank you and congratulations to Adaysha Williams on the completion of her term as President of the Graduate Student Association (GSA). According to Dr. Neil Hogg, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Adaysha managed the GSA during a difficult time where the light at the end of the COVID tunnel kept getting pushed back. A major part of her tenure was maintaining social connection of the graduate students while the promise of in person events was dangled and then withdrawn on a couple of occasions. During her time, and through her leadership, the GSA has continued a transformation from being a mainly social organization to having a stronger voice in student wellness, mental health and professional development issues. Adaysha was active in helping organize the new 'All student Collective' which is the all student MCW body that will enhance cooperation between students of all schools on important issues such as wellness and inclusivity. According to Angie Backus, Director of Enrollment and Student Services, Adaysha organized a very successful virtual GSA symposium. We're pleased to report that Adaysha is maintaining her presence on the GSA executive board. Thank you Adaysha for your leadership and commitment to graduate education and graduate student wellness.
Dr. Caitlin O'Meara, Assistant Professor of Physiology and member of the Cardiovascular Center, is the recipient of the 2022 Steve Cullen Healthy Heart Scholar Award to fund her research investigating heart cell regeneration as an alternative therapy for treating heart failure.
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Manis on being the recipient of the Excellence Award in Physiology, also known as the Summa Cum Laude Prize in Physiology for 2022.