Outcomes of the Career Development Program
Yong Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Li obtained R01 and R21 grant awards from NCI/NIH, a Career Award application from American Heart Association and a State-funded Kentucky Lung Cancer Research grant to establish a first-rate research program.
Qunwei Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Assistant Professor in the Department Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. Dr. Zhang received a Health Effects Institute Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award, an American Heart Association Great Rivers Affiliate research grant, and a Kentucky Sciences and Engineering Foundation grant.
Ming Ouyang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering holds a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and is Co-investigator on a grant from the EPA Environmental Bioinformatics and Computational Toxicology Center.
David J. Samuelson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is funded by NCI to study breast cancer genetics. His project is entitled “Identifying Candidate Modifier Elements of a Breast Cancer Risk Allele".
Matthew Cave, M.D., Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine received a K23 award K23AA18399-01A entitled "Zinc Supplementation in Alcoholic Cirrhosis" (4/1/2010-3/31/2015).
Jiaxu Li, Ph. D Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences collaborates with Douglas D. Darling to participate in a NIH/NIDCR Grant R01-DE019243 entitled “Mathematical Model of Parotid Acinar Cell Differentiation” (09/2008 – 06/2013).
Rachel E. Neal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences received an NIEHS/NIH award NIH R21DA027466 entitled "Developmental Cigarette Smoke Exposure: Biomarkers of Neurotoxicity" (R. Neal, Co-PI; M.M Pisano, Co-PI, 2009-2012).
Palaniappan Sethu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Speed School of Engineering.
Rachel E. Neal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences received second year funding to support her new independent research area on lead and biomarkers of neurotoxicity.