News, Achievements, and Upcoming Events

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Dr. Zhiyu Dai was recently chosen as an awardee for the American Health Association Career Development Award for his project titled Role of Endothelial Fatty Acid Binding Proteins in the Pathogenesis of PAH! This project is ranked on 0.21% percentile which means that Dr. Dai surpassed 99.79% of other applicantions received by the AHA. The award is for 3 years and guarantees $231,000 to aid in his research. 


Dr. Jennifer Stern was invited to give a webinar on her lab's research for Mercodia titled Glucagon Signaling in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in which over 200 attendees from around the world joined to watch! Click the image to watch the recording of the webinar!


Kyle Smith of the Simpson Lab has been chosen as an awardee of the 2020 NASA Space Physiology Research Grant provided by the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation! More about the award here: 

Kyle Smith

Dr. Michael Grandner has been mentioned in multiple media and press outlets such as TIME, US News, The New York Times and hundreds of others recently for his work and studies! Find more of his work and mentions at his website:


Dr. Janet Funk, in collaboration with NY Times reporter Dawn MacKeen and her editor, worked on a feature about the Medicinal Effect of Tumeric, which Dr. Funks lab focuses on throughout the year! Find the story here:



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PS Student Forums will be held in AHSC 5403 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

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