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PSP Happenings

Katie Hobbing, PhD – New faculty hire

August 1, 2017:  Dr. Katie Hobbing joined the PSP faculty as Assistant Professor in the Educator Track. Dr. Hobbing earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University, and her MS and PhD in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Louisville. She continued her training as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Louisville, and then held the position of assistant professor at Bellarmine University. 


Hanna Wetzel, PhD

July 7, 2017:  Hanna Wetzel,  a PhD student in the MCBP program, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation “Preclinical development of the anti-cocaine monoclonal antibody h2E2 for the treatment of cocaine addiction”.  Hanna’s research was completed under the mentorship of Andrew Norman, PhD.


Research Award for John MacLennan, PhD

March 22, 2017: John MacLennan, PhD has been chosen as the first winner of the Starr Family Spark Grant in ALS Research from the Mayfield Foundation.


Bridge funding award for Christian Hong, PhD

January 25, 2017: The College of Medicine has awarded Christian Hong, PhD a bridge funding award for his project "Interconnected molecular network of circadian rhythms and cell cycle".


Kranias Chairs NIH Study Section

Litsa Kranias, PhD, Hanna Professor, Distinguished University Research Professor, was appointed Chair of the Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy and Heart Failure (CCHF) study section of the National Institutes of Health. The appointment is until July 2017. Section chairs are chosen on the basis of their demonstrated leadership in the field, strong record of NIH funding and scholarly publications, broad scientific perspective, reputation for integrity and fairness, respect by the scientific review officers panel, willingness to support NIH review policies, and the ability to appropriately manage meetings, review presentations and summarize discussion.


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