Awards

AWARDS/HONORS – Investigators in the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases have won various national and international accolades as a testament to the gravitas of ongoing research activities

1.      Minority Travel Award of the American Physiological Society, 2004 – Paul Fidelis DVM

2.      Minority Travel Award of the American Physiological Society, 2004 – Ahmad Blanton BS

3.      New Investigator Award for North American fellows of the High Blood Pressure Council of the American Heart Association, 2003 - Mohammad NewazMD, PhD

4.      Fellow, American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research – Adebayo Oyekan DVM, PhD

5.      Research Fellowship of the Max-DelBrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany (2003) - Hantz Hercule MD

6.      Caroline tum Sunden/Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award of the American Physiological Society (2003) - Hantz Hercule MD

7.      Young Investigator Award (Renal Section) of the American Physiological   Society (2003) - Hantz Hercule MD

8.      Caroline tum Sunden/Frances A. Hellebrandt Professional opportunity Award of the American Physiological Society (2002) -Mohammad NewazMD, PhD

9.      Finalist, Aventis Pharma Excellence in Renal Research Award of the American Physiological Society (2002) - Hantz Hercule MD

10.  Young Investigator Award (Renal Section) of the American Physiological   Society (2001) - Mohammad Newaz MD, PhD

11.  Minority Travel Award of the American Physiological Society, 2001 – Hantz Hercule MD

12.  Minority Travel Award of the American Physiological Society, 2002 – Ita Udosen MD

13.  Established Investigator Award of the American Heart Association (2000-2003) - Adebayo Oyekan

14.  Minority Postdoctoral Fellowship of the National Institutes of Health (1998-2002) – Hantz Hercule MD

15.  Young Investigator Award (International Society of Hypertension, 2006) - Mohammad Newaz, MD PhD

16.  Young Investigator Award (International Symposium on Kidney and Hypertension, 2006) - Mohammad NewazMD, PhD

Undergraduate Student Awards – Undergraduate students who participated in the annual summer research internship of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases have gone on to compete at national biomedical research forums. The names of winners, the positions, and specific meetings attended are as follows:

1.                   Cory James(a 2000/2001 intern), 3 rd place winner at the 15 th Annual Biomedical Forum of Minority Institutions in Birmingham, Alabama

2.                   Gerald Lindsey(a 2001 intern), 1 st place winner at the 16 th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools (AMPHS) in Norfolk, Virginia.

3.                   Preston Aycox(a 2001 intern), 2 nd  place winner at the 16 th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences of the AMPHS in Norfolk, Virginia.

4.                   Lucy Mutembei, (a 2002 intern), 3 rd place winner at the 17 th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences of the AMPHS in Nashville, TN-

5.                   Adrian Rusell(a 2003 intern), 3 rd place winner at the 18 th Annual Symposium on Career Opportunities in Biomedical Sciences of the AMPHS in Atlanta, GA.

6.                   Adora Obiechina(a 2006 Intern) - FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2007) to attend the 2007 Experimental Biology Meeting in Washington DC

7.                    Leticia Wilson (a 2005 Intern) - FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2007) to attend the 2007 Experimental Biology Meeting in Washington DC

8.                   Mine Mpanugo- FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2008)  

9.                   Brian Mitchell(a 2007 Intern) - FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2008)  

10.               Obugo Ogar -FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2008)

11.               Adele Bailey -FASEB-MARC Travel Award (2008)