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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
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Research Awards

Milton J. Finegold, M.D.Milton J. Finegold, M.D. appointed Chief Emeritus of the Pathology Service at Texas Children's Hospital
In recognition of Milton J. Finegold, M.D.'s 30 years of unwavering commitment to the mission of Texas Children's Hospital in providing the finest possible patient care, education and research, and in appreciation of Dr. Finegold's outstanding service and leadership as chief of the Pathology Service, Dr. Finegold has been appointed chief eEmeritus of the Pathology Service.

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D. and Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D. and Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. Received YTAC Award
Young Texans Against Cancer presented Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Pathology, and Matthew Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, OB/GYN, a check for $100,000 for ovarian cancer research Nov. 20, 2009, at The Remington at the St. Regis.

These funds will be used to continue to support the development of the program in Ovarian Cancer.

Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, Ph.D., Cooper Lab Member Receives External Funding & Interviewed in Journal of Cell Biology
Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez, Ph.D.,instructor, Pathology, received a Development Award funded by the American Heart Association for four years - this grant funds the transition to a faculty position.

Auinash Kalsotra, Ph.DMyotonic Dystrophy Foundation Funding
Auinash Kalsotra, Ph.D., postdoc, received two years of funding from the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

Andrea Ladd Former Cooper Lab Member Interviewed by Journal of Cell Biology
Andrea Ladd, former BCM postdoc, was interviewed by the Journal of Cell Biology talking about her work and the beginnings of the work in Dr. Thomas Cooper's lab. (Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 183, No. 6, 966-96;) She now has her own lab at the Cleveland Clinic Research Institute.

James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D. Received BioGaia Ivan Casas Probioitic Award
James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology based at Texas Children's Hospital, has received the inaugural BioGaia Ivan Casas Probiotics Award. BioGaia AB is a commercial venture working to translate this relatively new science of probiotics into products for human and animal health. The award was presented to Dr. Versalovic "in recognition of his pioneering work in the study of the genome and gene expression in L. reuteri and his quest to define the mechanisms of action of this probiotic." He was also acknowledged for "his significant contributions to the advancement of probiotic research around the world."

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