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Endocrine Society honors 2014 Early Investigators, FLARE Internship Award winners
Date:6/5/2014

Washington, DCThe Endocrine Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Early Investigators Awards and the Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Internship Awards.

The Early Investigators Awards, supported by the Endocrine Society, were established to recognize the achievements of early career investigators in endocrine research. The FLARE Program, which launched in August 2012, provides training and professional development opportunities for underrepresented minority senior graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical research fellows in hormone health research. The FLARE Awards are supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

This year's Early Investigators and FLARE Awards will be presented at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago, IL on June 21-24.

The 2014 winners of the Endocrine Society's 2014 Early Investigators Awards for Accomplishments in Endocrine Research are listed below.

  • Houda Benlhabib, PhD, is a Research Instructor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Her research focuses on developmental and hormonal regulation of epigenetic changes surrounding the gene encoding the major surfactant protein in fetal lung tissue.

  • Lily C. Chao, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in Encino, CA. Throughout her clinical training, she has maintained a keen interest in understanding the molecular basis for insulin resistance. Dr. Chao is currently studying the nuclear receptor Nur77, a key mediator of glycolysis and glucose utilization, to determine how it controls muscle mass.

  • Andrew Dauber, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard
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Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
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202-971-3655
The Endocrine Society
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