2022 Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award.
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The Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award were established through the incredible generosity of Mrs. Natalie V. Zucker in order to further the research careers of junior women scientists conducting basic and clinical biomedical research at Tufts or the major Tufts-affiliated hospitals. Awards are made to support specific research projects and to fund travel and training opportunities.

The 2022 Awardees

Dina Abusamra, Research Associate I, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center
Studying the Role of Galectin3 in Cornea Neurodegeneration

Tara Bylsma, Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center
Anti-retroviral Stewardship: Developing a Multidisciplinary Protocol for Patient Safety and Equity

Yue (Rachel) Chen, Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
Uncovering the Interplay between Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Lipid Metabolism and pH and Potassium Response

Stephanie Cox, Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center
Predicting the Success of Dry Eye Disease Treatment Using Hyperosmolarity Drops

Kelsea Gildawie, Postdoctoral Scholar, Comparative Pathobiology, Cummings School of Medicine
Sex Differences in Prenatal Opioid-induced Feeding Dysregulation

Katie Hsia, Internal Medicine Resident, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Metagenomic and Metabolomic Analysis of Short Chain Fatty Acids in Ulcerative Colitis

Monica Majumdar, General Surgery Resident Physician, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Surgery: Vascular, Tufts Medical Center
Utilization of Comprehensive Viscoelastic Testing to Predict Arterial Thrombotic Events in Revascularized Patients

Preetha Nandi, Resident Physician, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center
Trends in Uptake of Highly Effective Contraception Offered Immediately Postpartum in Massachusetts, 2017-2021

Monica Thim, Assistant Professor, Adult Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine, Maine Medical Center, and Emily Zarookian, Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, Maine Medical Center
Incorporation of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) to Increase Medical Access for Patients Experiencing Homelessness in a Single Homeless Health Clinic