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CVMD Student Research Forum, June 17, 2010: The Awards Dinner

Prior to the awards dinner there were numerous oral presentations in the morning and following lunch poster presentations and the Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia in the afternoon.

The Awards Dinner for the CVMD Track and Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology was held at the Toledo Club.

The Toledo Club

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. Provost and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine, Nader G. Abraham, Ph.D. Chairman of the Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Michal Schwartzman, Ph.D. Acting Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, New York Medical College, and Oscar Carretero, M.D., Division Head, Hypertension and Vascular Research, Henry Ford Hospital

Awards were presented to the Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology office staff.  We thank you and appreciate what you do for the department.  Dr. Nader Abraham announced the winners and Dr. Attallah Kappas, Fairchild Professor and Past Vice-President of Rockefeller University, NY presented the awards.

Lisa Akeman

Lisa Akeman, with Dr. Attallah Kappas and Dr. Nader Abraham

Martha Heck

Rita Jameson

Debra LeBarr

Anita Easterly

Anita Easterly

Roseann Granger

Hesham Youssef

Awards were presented for the day's best posters.  First place went to Katye Smedlund from Dr. Guillermo Vazquez lab, second place went to Sadeesh Ramakrishnan from Dr. Sonia Najjar's lab and third place went to Moumita Banerjee from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab.  Congratulations to them and all the students who participated.  Awards were also presented for the 3 best oral presentations.  First place went to Luca Vanella from Dr. Nader Abraham's lab, second place to Anita Saxena from Dr. Robert Wang's lab and third place to Leah Palladino from Dr. Edith Mensah-Osman's lab.

Katye Smedlund applauded by faculty, fellow students and guests.

Awards were announced by Dr. Andrew Beavis, CVMD Track Director and presented by Dr. Jeffrey Gold.


Katye Smedlund


Anita Saxena


Leah Palladino 

Luca Vanella

Dr. Nader Abraham, Luca Vanella, Dr. Jeffrey Gold and Dr. Attallah Kappas

The key speakers of the day Drs. Philipp E. Scherer and John C. McGiff were also presented awards.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold reads the inscription on the Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia award presented to Dr. Philipp E. Scherer, Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolf G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research, and Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Philipp E. Scherer receives award from Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Dr. Attallah Kappas reads the inscription on the award presnted to the morning session keynote speaker Dr. John C. McGiff, Professor and Chairman Dept. Pharmacology, New York Medical College, NY.

Dr. John C. McGiff, Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Dr. Attallah Kappas and Dr. Nader Abraham

Three teaching awards were presented to Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology faculty, Drs. Howard Rosenberg, Andrew Beavis and Joana Chakraborty.

Drs. Howard Rosenberg, Jeffrey Gold and Nader Abraham

Drs. Andrew Beavis and Jeffrey Gold

Drs. Edith Mensah-Osman, Jeffrey Gold and Nader Abraham.  Dr. Joana Chakraborty was unable to attend the research forum and her award was accepted on her behalf by Dr. Mensah-Osman.

The awards presentations were followed by dessert and the dinner lecture presented by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, Professor Emeritus and member of the University Toledo Board of Trustees.  In his presentation, he described the impact his many mentors, both historical figures and personal teachers, have had on the development of his career.

S. Amjad Hussain, M.D. presents, "A Student's Life from the Eye of Dr. S. Amjad Hussain" as the audience enjoys dessert.

Dr. Howard Rosenberg

Dr. Sonia Najjar

D. John C. McGiff

Dr. Bina Joe multitasking:  Advancing slides for Dr. Hussain while eating dessert.

Following his lecture Dr. Hussain receives an award from Dr. Jeffrey Gold

Special guests Mrs. Vladimir Nigrovic and her daughter Nina were acknowledged by Dr. Abraham 

Drs. Robert Wang, Nikolai Modyanov and Patricia Metting

Drs. Maurice Manning and Sandrine Pierre

Drs. Robert Wang and Nikolai Modyanov

Dr. Nader Abraham with guests Dr. Johnnie Early, Dean of the UT College of Pharmacy and his wife.

Prior to the dinner there were numerous oral presentations in the morning and following lunch poster presentations and the Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia in the afternoon.

 

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