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2012 Research and Career Development Award Recipients 
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Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowship    

Andrew deLemos, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Robert Huebert, MD
Mayo Clinic
Frank DiPaola, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Amol Rangnekar, MD
Columbia University
David Goldberg, MD, MSCE
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Monika Sarkar, MD
University of California, San Francisco


The 2012 Advanced/Transplant Hepatology Fellowships are made possible through independent grants from Gilead Sciences, Merck, Salix Pharmaceuticals, and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

AASLD NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship
Jennifer Deuel, PA-C
Hahnemann University Hospital
Kaitlyn Musto, PA-C
Mayo Clinic
Jenny Hatch, MPAS, PA-C, MSRD
University of Utah Healthcare
Chunxia Spring Wu
The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas

Calvin Lee, MSN
New York Methodist Hospital

Nicole Timmerman, MSN, ASCNP-BC
University of Michigan Health System


The 2012 NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowships are made possible through independent grants from Genentech, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.
     

Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation
In Memory of the University of Michigan Transplant Team

Laura Wozniak, MD 
UCLA Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Research Project:
Identification of Immune Profiles of Tolerance in Pediatric Liver Transplantation


The 2012 Career Development Award in Liver Transplantation is made possible through an independent grant from Astellas USA Foundation and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

Sheila Sherlock Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases

Winston Dunn, MD
KU Medical Center Research Institute
Research Project: Donor rs738409 Affects Fibrosis Progression in Liver Transplant for Hepatitis C


AASLD acknowledges funding for the 2012 Sheila Sherlock Clinical & Translational Research Award is made possible through an independent grant from Genentech and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

Clinical and Translational Research Award in Liver Diseases

Yvonne Flores, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Research Project: The Impact of Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors on Liver Disease Susceptibility in a Cohort of Mexican Adults


The 2012 Clinical and Translational Research Award is made possible through an independent grant from  Merck and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.

AASLD/ALF Liver Scholars

Jun Hee Lee, PhD, MS
University of Michigan
Research Project: Protective Role of Sestrins Against Metabolic Pathologies in Liver

John Mengshol, MD, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Research Project: Hepatitis C Virus Stimulation of Immune Regulatory Galectin-9 Production by Kupffer Cells

Soona Shin, PhD, MS
University of Pennsylvania
Research Project: The Role of Keap1/Nrf2 in Modulating Redox Status of Hepatic Progenitor Cells

Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Research Project: Liver Tissue Engineering: Novel Methods for Organ Design and Animal Model Development


The 2012 AASLD/ALF Liver Scholar Awards are made possible through independent grants from Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Merck, and donors to the New Challenges-New Solutions campaign and The AASLD Liver Research Fund.