Bhatnagar Named Research Exemplar in Biomedical Sector

Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD

Aruni Bhatnagar, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes and Obesity Center
Distinguished University Scholar
University of Louisville

Dr. Bhatnagar is a leading environmental health scientist who led the creation of the field of environmental cardiology. Through multidisciplinary approaches, he has identified the influence of environmental factors that contribute to systemic inflammation and cardiovascular disease risk. His work has extended from basic bench research to national and global policy. With over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and $100 million in research support, colleagues hold him in the highest esteem an intellectual leader, but also as an exemplary mentor, teacher, and public servant. He has been a member of over 50 review panels of the NIH, EPA and DoD. He currently serves as the Deputy Editor of Circulation Research. Under his mentorship, more than 15 junior investigators have obtained independent funding. Colleagues describe Dr. Bhatnagar as an innovative, productive scientist who is extraordinarily skilled at leading large research programs and who ensures the highest standards of scientific integrity.

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