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Cindy Chiu of McLean Lab Named Hartwell Fellow

Cindy Chiu, Ph.D. and mentor David McLean, Ph.D., Northwestern UniversityMemphis, TN, July 1, 2016 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2015 class of Hartwell Fellows, which provide funding to US citizens for postdoctoral training in biomedical science at select research institutions in the United States. The Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stages of biomedical research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of their professional development.

For each Nominee selected for a Hartwell 2015 Individual Biomedical Research Award, the sponsoring participating institution received one Hartwell Fellowship to fund a postdoctoral candidate of their choice that exemplifies the values of the Foundation. With twelve Hartwell Investigators selected in the Class of 2015, the following individuals were designated by their institutions to receive a Hartwell Fellowship:

Boston University

Matt Kutys, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Jon R. Whitney, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Cornell University

Kathryn Grive, Ph.D.
Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology

Duke University

Katherine Baldwin, Ph.D.
Cell Biology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Quy Le, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Division

Northwestern University

Cindy Chiu, Ph.D.
Neurobiology
Iman Sarami, MD
Surgery

University of Pennsylvania

Collin T. Stabler, Ph.D.

University of Virginia

Laura A. Gonyar, Ph.D.
Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Cortney Winkle, Ph.D.
Neuroscience

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Abigail Z. Rajala, Ph.D.
Neuroscience
Nathan Wlodarchak, Ph.D.
Medicine

The Hartwell Foundation is honored to provide financial support to these outstanding young scientists. Each qualifying institution chose an exceptional individual with high promise in the field of biomedical research. The award will enable the recipient to pursue further specialized training in an area of science that they passionately wish to pursue.

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