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Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 1:45pm

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award. These awards were established through the generosity of Mrs. Natalie V. Zucker in order to further the research careers of junior women scientists conducting basic and clinical research in the School of Medicine, the School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Dentistry, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, or the major Tufts-affiliated hospitals. Awards are made to further specific research projects or to fund travel and training opportunities.

2019 Awardees

  • Cecilia Chao, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center
    “The application of PD-1H on corneal transplantation graft survival”
  • Jehan Chowdhury, Infectious Disease Fellow, Geographic Medicine & Infectious Diseases
    “Assessment of Tufts Medical Center's Hepatitis C Virus Care Cascade”
  • Alvrado Fernanda, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
    “Placental derived miRNA 423-5p correlates with insulin resistance and fetal growth”
  • Diana Kolettis, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    “Analysis of Incidence and outcomes of HCV in pregnancy pre- and postimplementation”
  • Jana C. Leary, Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    “Perspectives from Spanish-speaking Families on Reasons for Pediatric Readmissions”
  • Amy LeClair, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
    “Evaluating the Implementation of Patient Navigation Guidelines for Breast Cancer”
  • Junxiu Liu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Friedman School of Nutrition Science Policy
    “Cost-effectiveness of nutrition policies to improve diet and reduce cardiovascular disease”
  • Andrea Tsai, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    “A Pilot Study of Gabapentin for Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit”

For information about future applications for this award please visit Faculty Awards & Recognition.