Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER)


Building on the graduate school infrastructure and on a long history of outstanding pre-doctoral training, CeDER has established a strong training program to post-doctoral fellows and pre-doctoral students with focus on metabolic and endocrine diseases. Pre-doctoral trainees in CeDER laboratories are members of the Molecular Medicine (MOME formerly CVMD) graduate program, and they are actively engaged in seeking independent fellowships. Sponsored fellowships and Awards are listed below. 


A. SPONSORED FELLOWSHIPS (Since the Inception of CeDER January 2006)

Sponsor: Jennifer Hill, PhD
2013-2016 - Latrice Faulkner (PhD Student)
F32 NIH NRSA Graduate Training Award

2013 - Latrice Faulkner (PhD Student)
NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)

2012 - Latrice Faulkner (PhD Student)
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31-Grant)

2011 - Laura Nedorezov
University of Toledo Sullivan Honors Fellowship

Sponsor: Khew-Voon Chin, PhD
07/01/08-06/30/09 - M. Szkudlarek (PI) graduate student American Heart Association, Pre-doctoral Fellowship
“Transcriptional regulation of adipogenesis by prieurianin”

Sponsor: Edith Mensah-Osman, PhD (co-sponsor with Dr. N. Abraham)
2010-2012 - Kristine Angevine graduate student
American Heart Association, Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Sponsor: Sonia M. Najjar, PhD
2013 - Lucia Russo, PhD
2013 American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
"Insulin Resistance in the Pathogenesis of NASH"

2009-2011 - Eric Morgan, PhD-post-doctoral fellow
American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellowship

2008-2009 - Benjamin Kulow, Pharmacy undergraduate student
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (APFE) Gateway to Research Scholarship

2007-2010 - Jehnan Liu, MD/PhD student
American Diabetes Association, Physician Scientist Training Fellowship

2007-2009 - Garrett Heinrich, PhD student
American Heart Association Predoctoral fellowship

2006 - Bernice Rumala, medical student
Student National Medical Association/David E. Satcher Research Fellowships/Pfizer
“Obesity/Health Disparity Research”

2006 - Bernice Rumala, medical student
Summer Research Fellowship-Endocrine Society

Sponsor: Edwin Sanchez, PhD
2009-2011 - Terry D. Hinds, Jr., PhD student
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, (F31) Predoctoral Fellowship

Sponsor: Guillermo Vazquez, PhD
April 2013 -  Jean-Yves Tano, PhD
Post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation to perform studies at Dr. Maik Gollasch’s lab at the Max Delbrueck Center in Berlin for two years.

July 2012- June 2012   Kathryn Smedlund, PhD
American Heart Association - Postdoctoral Fellowship                      


Sponsor: Jennifer Hill
2013 - Latrice Faulkner (PhD Student)
- Awarded the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship to Attend the Keystone Neuronal Control of Appetite, Metabolism and Weight Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada, March 17-22, 2013
- Selected to participate in the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) under the guidance of Dr. Y. Loh, Summer 2013
- Awarded the Endocrine Society’s Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Travel Award- Career Development Workshop, San Diego, CA January 25-26, 2013.

2012 - Latrice Faulkner (PhD Student) 
- Keystone Symposia Underrepresented Minority Scholarship for travel and lodging.Genetic and Molecular basis of Obesity and Body Weight Regulation in Santa Fe
- Awarded the The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting & Expo Travel and Trainee Day Award, Houston,Texas, 2012.

2012 -
Abigail Dowling, MD
Selected Chairperson at ENDO 2012 to host the talk “Female Reproduction: Focus on the Ovary”
2012 - Joseph Marino (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Endocrine Society Annual Meeting 2012 Trainee Day Travel Award 

2011 - Laura Nedorezov
Council on Undergraduate Research Travel Award

Sponsor: Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD

2014 - Lance Stechschulte (Postdoctoral fellow)
Recipient of the Molecular Endocrinology Student Award for an Outstanding Publication in 2014, receiving a $1,000 award at ENDO 2015, the Endocrine Society's 97th Annual Meeting being held March 5-8, 2015, in San Diego, CA.

2014 - Lance Stechschulte - Postdoctoral Fellow
ASBMR Travel Award: Selected to receive an ASBMR Travel Award for the society's ASBMR Conference

2011 - Sima Rahman (PhD student)
American Society for Bone and Mineral Rese, ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant for the highest ranking abstract presentation

2010 - Sima Rahman (PhD student)
University of Toledo College of Medicine - First place award, Graduate Student Forum

2010 - Amrei Krings (German-USA exchange program student) was nominated for an outstanding poster in the category of new investigators.
32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, Toronto, Canada. 

Sponsor: Marcia F. McInerney, PhD
2009 - Lindsey Alexander (PhD student)
AAI Trainee Abstract Travel Award Travel to the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists.

2008 - Nirdesh Gupta (PhD student)
Wayne & Dorothy Hoss Fund For Graduate Career Development from College of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo

2007 - Nirdesh Gupta (PhD student)
University of Toledo Foundation Scholarship to present at 94th American Association of Immunology meeting at Miami, FL 2007

2006 - Nirdesh Gupta (PhD student)
- Robert N. Whiteford Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2006.
- First Prize for research presentation in Medical and Pharmacy Division in 27th Sigma Xi Research Symposium 2006
- Travel grant from National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium to present at University of Washington, Seattle.2006
- Listed in Points of Pride of College of Pharmacy, University of Toledo, Toledo.

Sponsor: Sonia M. Najjar, PhD
2013 - Alexander Wisniewski
"The role of CEACAM1 in fatty liver disease” project has been approved for funding in the 2013 First Year Summer Research Experience program (FYSRE).

2010 - Sumona Ghosh (PhD student)
Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Travel award and training session
2010 - Thomas A. Bowman (PhD student)
Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Travel award and training session

2010 - Sadeesh Ramakrishnan (PhD student)
Endocrine Society Annual Meeting, Travel award, training session and ORAL presentation

Sponsor: Edwin Sanchez, PhD
2012 - Lance A. Stechschulte (PhD student)
- selected abstract by the Annual Meeting Steering Committee for a Featured Poster Presentation at ENDO 2013, June 15-18 in San Francisco, California.
- selected for Travel Award by the Endocrine Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

2010 - Terry D. Hinds, Jr., PhD
- Selected for Oral Presentation, Keystone Symposia, Nuclear Receptors: Signaling, Gene Regulation and Cancer, Keystone, CO
- Selected for Oral Presentation and Travel award by the Endocrine Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Sponsor: Guillermo Vazquez, PhD
2012 - Jean-Yves Tano: Satellites and Retirees Scholarship Award for Molecular Medicine Students
2011 - Kathryn Smedlund: Satellite Award, CVMD Track, UTCOM.
2011 - Jean-Yves Tano: Finalist, Annual Graduate Research Forum, UTCOM.
2011 - Jean-Yves Tano: Finalist, 38th Annual Pharmacology Colloquium, UTCOM.
2011 - Jean-Yves Tano: Dean’s Award to the Most Productive Student, UTCOM.2010 - Kathryn Smedlund: First Place, Inaugural Student Research Forum, UTCOM.
2010 - Jean-Yves Tano: Finalist, 37th Annual Pharmacology Colloquium, Michigan State University.

Last Updated: 8/9/17