Yale Surgeon Receives Jahnigen Career Award

A Yale School of Medicine surgeon, Edward Uchio, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, section of urology, is a recipient of the 2005 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award.

Only 10 Jahnigen scholars’ awards were presented to geriatrics researchers around the country and it was the third time in four years that a Yale surgeon was chosen. Uchio won the award for his study titled, “Aging Effects on the VHL Tumor Suppressor Pathway in the Development of Renal Carcinoma.”

The award addresses a critical need for physicians, researchers, medical specialists and academics with expertise in geriatrics, and for furthering essential geriatrics research. “It is with the help of talented physician–researchers such as the winners of these awards that we hope to improve care for our increasing population of older adults, and to pursue much–needed research in elder health care,” said Meghan Gerety, M.D., board chair of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Foundation for Health in Aging.

Over the course of two years, each Jahnigen scholar receives $150,000 with institutions providing an additional $50,000 in matching support. The awards, which are supported by grants from The John A. Hartford Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, help promising academic specialists start and sustain careers in both education and research that are focused on aging issues.

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