Dr. Sam Adunyah receiving award

President Hildreth Hosts Reception to Recognize Researchers at Meharry

Friday, February 19, 2016:

Dr. Hildreth hosted a reception and awards ceremony for researchers that attended the retreat in October 2015. Individuals who had an investigator-initiated grant funded from January-December of 2015 were recognized at the event.

The following faculty members were recognized for investigator-initiated research grants in 2015: Dorin Bogdan Borza, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Microbiology; Robert L. Cooper, Ph.D, assistant professor, Family and Community Medicine; Eun-Sook Lee, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physiology; Dana Marshall, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Pathology; Maureen Sanderson, Ph.D., professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Deok-Soo Son, Ph.D. associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology; Hua Xie, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor, Department of Oral Biology; Hong Yang, Ph.D., professor, Department of Physiology.

This research represents $1.6 million in yearly funded grants.

A special presentation was made to Samuel E. Adunyah, Ph.D., chair and professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology. Dr. Adunyah has worked at Meharry for over 20 years. During that time he has served as the principal investigator for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Cancer Partnership and the Meharry Translational Research Grant. The Cancer Partnership grant was awarded in 2001 and has been continually renewed. Initially the grant included Meharry and Vanderbilt, however, over the years it has expanded to included Tennessee State University. Combined, Dr. Adunyah’s grants bring in over $4.2 million per year.