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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

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Year

Category

Marzia Savini

2020

Basic Science

Jennifer Freytag

2020

Clinical

Alexandra Litvinchuk

2018

Basic Science

Laurie Robak

2018

Clinical

Heidi Martini-Stoica

2017

Basic Science

Elyse Thakur

2017

Clinical

Andrew Folick

2014

Basic Science

Anila Sankar

2014

Clinical

Michelle Seymour

2013

Basic Science

Stephany Ng

2013

Clinical

Jingling Jin 2012 Basic Science
Rohini Sigireddi 2012 Clinical
Neha Parikh 2011 Basic Science
Kamal Wagle 2011 Clinical