2023 Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award

Announcing the 2023 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 2023 Awardees

Indrani Bhattacharjee, Neonatologist, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center
Point of Care Ultrasound Integrated Approach in Neonatal Gut Injury

Christin Chung, Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
Investigating Growth and Heterogeneity Differences between Relapsed and Cured Clinical Isolates of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Emily Gall, President Physician, Otolaryngology, Tufts Medical Center
Accuracy of ChatGPT Responses to Patient Questions Related to Cochlear Implantation

Xuan Han, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Identification of Innate and Acquired Risk Factors for Poor Longitudinal Patient Outcomes After Acute Critical Illness

Xiao Hu, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Investigating the Pattern and Risk Factors Developing Immune-related Adverse Events (irAE) in Cancer Patients Treated with Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors

Sihan Liu, Postdoctoral Scholar, Immunology, Tufts School of Medicine
Investigating the Role of Wnt5a in T Cell Balance Osteoarthritis

Gat Rauner, Research Assistant Professor, Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology, Tufts School of Medicine
Pilot Project to Explore Species Resistance to Breast Cancer

Cao Xuehong, Research Associate II, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), Tufts Medical Center
Investigating the Role and Mechanism of Autophagy-Lysosome Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Lethal Cardiac Arrhythmias in Mouse Models for Type II Diabetes and Metabolic Heart Syndrome