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Kudos to Andrea, Zer, and Heather on Getting Published!

Jul. 21, 2021—Andrea Marshall, Zer Vue, and Heather Beasley (Hinton lab) are all co-authors in a DEI publication: Intentional mentoring: Maximizing the impact of underrepresented future scientists in the 21st century. | Pathogens and Disease | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

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Congrats, Heather Beasley Receives Award to Attend Forum!

Jul. 20, 2021—Heather Beasley, postdoc (Hinton Lab), has received an award to attend the Endocrine Society’s Early Career Forum.

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Outstanding Job, Andrea Marshall Gets Published!

Jul. 20, 2021—Andrea Marshall, staff scientist (Hinton lab), has published a diversity, equity, and inclusion paper in Pathogens and Disease on microaggressions. Link: Responding and navigating racialized microaggressions in STEM – PubMed (nih.gov).  

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Job Well Done! Heather Beasley Gets Published!

Jul. 20, 2021—Heather Beasley published a review on TMEM 135 that has been accepted and published at Cells (Impact 6.6). Cells | Free Full-Text | TMEM135 is a Novel Regulator of Mitochondrial Dynamics and Physiology with Implications for Human Health Conditions | HTML (mdpi.com). “

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Antentor Hinton, Jr. has been selected as a Topic Editor, Congrats!

Jul. 20, 2021—Antentor Hinton, Jr.has been selected as a Topic Editor for the special issue by Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences on The Role of Mitochondrial Endoplasmic Reticulum Contact Sites in Human Health and Disease. The Role of Mitochondrial Endoplasmic Reticulum Contact Sites in Human Health and Disease | Frontiers Research Topic (frontiersin.org)  

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Congrats to Andrea Marshall on Invitation to ACT Program!

Jul. 20, 2021—Andrea Marshall, staff scientist (Hinton lab), has been invited to participate in the American Society of Cell Biology’s 2021 Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) Program. 2021-2022 ACT Cohort | ASCB

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Kudos to Antentor Hinton, Jr. on being awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards!

Jul. 20, 2021—Antentor Hinton, Jr. has been awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) Award that provides $500,000 in support. 2021 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Recipients Announced – Burroughs Wellcome Fund (bwfund.org)

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Congrats to Jason Hughes on Receiving HSV Award!

Apr. 21, 2021—Jason Hughes, graduate student in the Neuert lab, was awarded the Harold Stirling Vanderbilt award.

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Congrats to Payam Fathi on F31!

Apr. 21, 2021—In April 2021, Payam Fathi (Ayala lab) was awarded an NIH F31 titled “High fat diet induced remodeling of preproglucagon neuronal control of feeding behavior”.

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Kudos to Jessica Thomas for best poster award

Dec. 22, 2020—Jess won a “best poster” award at the 2020 symposium organized by the Vanderbilt Postdoc Association

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Jessica Biddinger Gets Paper Published, Congrats!

Dec. 18, 2020—In November 2020, Jessica Biddinger (Simerly lab) published a paper titled, “Leptin suppresses development of GLP-1 inputs to the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus” in eLife, 9.  

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Stellar Job- Rafael Arrojo e Drigo Awarded R03 Grant!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Rafael Arrojo e Drigo was awarded an R03 New Investigator Gateway Awards for Collaborative T1D Research Grant: “Mapping the association of beta cell longevity and cell senescence in type 1 diabetes” from the Human Islet Research Network.

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Congrats to Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy on Being Award R01 Grant!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Elizabeth Rendina-Ruedy was awarded funding for her lab’s R01 Grant Award: “Parathyroid hormone (PTH) modulates lipid metabolism in the skeletal niche” from the NIA.

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Kudos to Sheila Collins on R01 Grant Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In September 2020, Sheila Collins was awarded funding for her lab’s R01 Grant Award: “Regulation of Natriuretic Peptide Signaling in Adipose Tissue and Energy” from the NIDDK.

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Congratulations to Alyssa Hasty on Supplement Award!

Dec. 18, 2020—In June 2020, Alyssa Hasty was awarded NIA funding for an Alzheimer’s Disease-focused Administrative Supplement to her parent NIDDK R01 grant: “Adipose Macrophage Iron Handling.”

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