Congratulations to the following award recipients:
Jason Chao, MD, MS, received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Research Paper of the Year Award for a study he co-authored and published in the Journal of Family Medicine, "Contributions of US Medical Schools to Primary Care (2003-2014): Determining and Predicting Who Really Goes Into Primary Care."
John Johnson, MD of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine has been awarded a 17.1 million USD, 10-year contract from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue his work with colleagues at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda and the Uganda-CWRU Research Collaboration as an international site for the CDC-sponsored Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC).
Anand Kumar, MD and the Wald Plastic Surgery Laboratory received a $100K award from the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) has awarded through The PSF/MTF Biologics Allograft Tissue Research Grant Program. The grant acknowledges the innovative work being performed at University Hospitals n the field of tissue regeneration particularly in volumetric muscle loss after trauma and cancer ablation. The grant represents a major step forward in the external validation of the team's novel VML defect model and progressive approach to tissue replacement and regeneration.
Jennifer Levin, MD and Martha Sajatovic, MD received a $3M five-year grant award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for their study "Using mHealth to Improve Adherence and Reduce Blood Pressure in Individuals with Hypertension and Bipolar Disorder."
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the oldest honorific physician organization in the U.S. Founded by William Osler in 1885, the organization recognizes individuals whose investigative efforts are notable for innovation, impact, and enduring contributions to human health.
Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD has been awarded the 2021 Distinguished Scientist Award (Translational Domain) by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for his contributions to the cardiovascular profession. Dr. Rajagopalan will be recognized with other 2021 Distinguished Award-winners at the 70th Annual Scientific Session & Expo happening May 15-17 in Atlanta and presented virtually.
Patrick Runnels, MD was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to research a new UH-developed model that is designed to help patients with their physical and mental health and social needs by teaming them up with case managers who will develop a long-term, relationship-based approach for vulnerable patients on Medicaid.
Congratulations to the following individuals for the recent achievements:
Erum Ahmad, MD and Archana Brojmohun, MD (VA) were chosen to be co-presidents of the Cleveland Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry for the upcoming term.
Susan Hatters Friedman, MD, DFAPA, was elected President-Elect of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). AAPL is an organization of psychiatrists dedicated to excellence in practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry.