News from the Thurston Arthritis Research Center

News updates include: Student awarded Medical Student Research Preceptorship, Liu awarded AHA Scientist Development Award and Dillon receives Cefalo House Officer Award.

Student awarded Medical Student Research Preceptorship
Lisa Rothlein was awarded a Medical Student Research Preceptorship from the American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation for her project, “G protein-coupled receptor kinase 3 regulation of leukocyte function in inflammatory arthritis.”  Teresa Tarrant, MD, who is Lisa's mentor, was also awarded a University Research Council grant for her proposal, “GRK3 as an essential regulator of CXCL12-CXCR4 chemokine-receptor interactions in breast cancer metastases.”


Liu awarded AHA Scientist Development Award
Peng Liu, MD, PhD, was awarded a four-year Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association for her project “The role of dendritic cells in atherosclerosis.” Liu also recently won the James Moeser Award from the University Research Council for her proposal, “Dendritic cell regulation of vascular inflammation in atherosclerosis,” judged to be the proposal of highest scientific merit.


Dillon receives Cefalo House Officer Award
Madeline Dillon received a 2010 Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award at the Medical Staff meeting on June 1. Dr. Dillon was one of six awardees. See the original annoucement with more information on Dr. Dillon here.
 



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