Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao, a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine's M.D./Ph.D. program, who begins her residency in pediatric neurology/neuroscience at BCM this year, is the 2012 Dr. Benjamin Mo and Dr. Margarie Mo Scholar named by the Chinese-American Doctors Association of Houston Foundation.

Chao has done her graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Huda Zoghbi, professor of molecular and human genetics, neurology, neuroscience, pediatrics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in the laboratory of former faculty member Dr. Christian Rosenmund, professor at Charite Universitatsmedizin in Berlin, Germany. Chao has focused much of her work in the area of Rett Syndrome and will continue working in the area of pediatric neurology. She continues to pursue her research in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, where Zoghbi is director.

"I am thrilled and honored to receive this award from the Chinese-American Doctors Association of Houston Foundation," said Chao. "This recognition allows me to work toward bridging transformative research and effective medical interventions. Such support by community leaders is one of Houston's unique strengths and instrumental to our continued success."

She received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

The Chinese American Doctors Association of Houston is a non-profit organization formed in 1993 to unite Chinese American doctors in promoting their social and professional image. In 2003, the CADAH Foundation was formed to be the charitable arm of CADAH. It was organized exclusively for educational purposes to award scholarships for Houston area medical and dental students, to organize medically related lectures for the Asian communities, and to provide health fairs with monetary donations and medical and dental services.