Huffington Center on Aging

Estela E. Medrano Award for Excellence in Research on Aging

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Estela E. Medrano Award for Excellence in Research on Aging

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This award was established in May 2011 to honor Dr. Estela Medrano’s remarkable legacy as an accomplished scientist and a devoted mentor. Dr. Medrano, a beloved faculty member in the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, was a national leader in the study of epigenetic mechanisms and signaling pathways that regulate aging, cellular senescence, and melanoma development. She was also a passionate educator and was the principal investigator of a longstanding Biology of Aging training grant. Dr. Medrano was tragically killed in an automobile accident in August 2010. A quasi-endowment was created with various gifts made in her memory that now fund the Estela E. Medrano Award for Excellence in Research on Aging. This award is presented annually to a graduate student or a postdoctoral associate in the field of aging and age-related disease research, who are the first prize winners of the Roy M. Huffington Distinguished Lecture Poster Session.

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Past Award Recipients

Year

Name

Category

2011

Neha Parikh

Basic Science

 

Kamal Wagle

Clinical

2012

Jingling Jin

Basic Science

 

Rohini Sigireddi

Clinical

2013

Michelle Seymour

Basic Science

 

Natalie Hundt

Clinical

2014

Andrew Folick

Basic Science

2017

Heidi Martini-Stoica

Basic Science

2018

Alexandra Litvinchuk

Basic Science

 

Laurie Robak

Clinical