Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program

Dept of Medicine Awardees

The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Scholars Program is a College of Physicians & Surgeons program that supports young physician-scientists who conduct translational research designed to bring new treatments to patients. The Program originated in 2008 and, to date, four three-year awards have been made each year.

2017
Barry Fine, MD, PhD

Division of Cardiology
“The STK25 Signaling Pathway in Cardiomyocytes”


Dr. Arnold Han, MD, PhD
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
“T Cell Function and Specificity in Colorectal Cancer”

Dr. Kelley Yan, MD, PhD
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
“Age-Related Changes in Intestinal Stem Cell Function”

2016
Ziad Ali, MD, DPhil
Division of Cardiology
“Role of the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ROS1 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”

2015
Max O'Donnell, MD
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

2014
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
“Gluten and the Microbiome in Individuals with Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity”

Elaine Wan, MD
Division of Cardiology
“Role of Vascular Ion Channels In Heart Failure"

2013
Anjali Ganda, MD, MS
Division of Nephrology
"Mechanisms of Monocytosis and Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Patients
with Chronic Kidney Disease"

2012
Fay Kastrinos, MD, MPH
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
"Identification of Pathogenic Mismatch Repair Gene Variants for the Early Detection of Inherited Colorectal Cancer"

2010
Julian Abrams, MD, MS
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
"Gastrin and its Role in the Development of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma"

Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD
Division of Cardiology
"Estimating and Reducing Cancer Risk from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography using Single-Heartbeat Volume Scanning"

Tamas Gonda, MD
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
"Targeting Global DNA Methylation in Stromal Cells of Gastrointestinal Cancers"

2009
John Morrow, MD
Division of Cardiology
“Novel Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Sudden Death in Heart Failure Patients”

Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD
Division of Endocrinology
“The Role of Notch1 in Regulation of Hepatic Gluconeogenesis"

2008
Igor Matushansky, MD, PhD
Division of Hematology/Oncology
“Solid Tumor Differentiation Therapy for Sarcomas”