UNC researcher honored by American Physiological Society

Susan J. Henning, Ph.D., professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been honored with an award by the American Physiological Society.

The society’s gastrointestinal and liver physiology section has selected Henning as the 2009 Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lecturer, described as the most prestigious award given by the section. Announcing the honor, the society cited Henning’s contribution to the advancement of knowledge in gastrointestinal physiology. Lecturers present take part in the society’s annual Experimental Biology meeting. Henning is the first non-member of the society to receive the honor.

Originally from Australia, Henning did her postdoctoral training at Stanford University and held faculty positions at Temple University, the University of Houston and the Baylor College of Medicine before moving to UNC in August 2007, where she is also associate director of the office of medical student research.

Her research has spanned diverse aspects of gastrointestinal physiology and is currently focused on isolating and characterizing intestinal stem cells and exploring their potential uses in regenerating damaged intestine.

Note: Henning can be reached at (919) 843-4969 or sjh@med.unc.edu.

School of Medicine contact: Tom Hughes, (919) 966-6047, tahughes@unch.unc.edu
News Services contact: Patric Lane, (919) 962-8596, patric_lane@unc.edu

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