2006 Inaugural Class of Hartwell Fellows
Memphis, TN, December 29 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2006 inaugural 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 career development.
Institutions that fully participated in the 2006 process for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards received the right to designate a Hartwell Fellowship award, effective January 2007. As a result of a change in the postdoctoral status of a Fellow, the sponsoring institution may redesignate the Fellowship within Hartwell guidelines, with no adjustment in funding provided by the Foundation. In 2006, qualifying institutions designated the following individuals to receive Fellowship support from The Hartwell Foundation:
Nancie Jo MacIver, MD, Ph.D.
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Samantha Cicero, Ph.D.
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
The Johns Hopkins University
Jennifer K. Lee, MD
Department of Pediatric Critical Care
The University of Michigan
Stephanie Kaddison, Ph.D.
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
The University of Wisconsin Madison
James H. Holmes, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Physics
University of California, San Francisco
Walter E. Sipe, MD
Department of Pediatrics: resigned effective June 2008 to pursue a clinical training opportunity in psychiatry at UCSF
Wilbur A. Lam, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics: appointed June 2008 to fulfill remaining 12 months
University of Pennsylvania
Nathan J. Sniadecki, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering: resigned September 2007 to accept faculty position in the Department of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle
James A. Cooper Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering: appointed September 2007, to fulfill remaining 16 months; resigned August 2008 to accept faculty position in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering: appointed September 2008, to complete remaining term
University of Pittsburgh
Kristie Henchir Burgess, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering: resigned April 2007 to pursue a career in industry, principally the development of new biotechnology products
Timothy M. Maul, Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering: appointed May 2007 with 24 month commitment from the University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Katherine L. Lillard, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Department of Molecular Biology: resigned March 2008 to pursue a career in industry in medical diagnostics
Joseph P. Yaun, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology: appointed April 2008, to fulfill remaining commitment
The Hartwell Foundation is honored to provide financial support to these outstanding young scientists. Each qualifying institution chose an exceptional individual of high promise in the field of biomedical research, enabling the recipient to achieve professional training in an area of science that they passionately wish to pursue.
2006 Hartwell Fellow Nancie Jo MacIver, MD, Ph.D., Duke University
2006 Hartwell Fellow
Nathan J. Sniadecki, Ph.D., University of
2006 Hartwell Fellow Katherine Lillard, Ph.D. (R), with mentor James Amatruda, MD, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2006 Hartwell Fellow Joseph P. Yaun, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2006 Hartwell Fellow Samantha A. Cicero, Ph.D., St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2006 Hartwell Fellow Timothy Maul, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
2006 Hartwell Fellow Walter E. Sipe, MD, University of California, San Francisco
2006 Hartwell Fellow James A. Cooper, Jr., Ph.D. (seated), with mentor Christopher S. Chen, MD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
2006 Hartwell Fellow Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
2006 Hartwell Fellow Wilbur A. Lam, MD, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
2006 Hartwell Fellow Stephanie Kaddison, Ph.D. (L), and mentor Cathy Krull, Ph.D., University of Michigan