Catalyst Awards: Current Cohort
2015-2016 Catalyst Cohort:
Scott Bailey, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Xin Chen, Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Daniela Cihakova, Departments of Pathology & Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine & Bloomberg School of Public Health
Andrew Ewald, Departments of Cell Biology, Oncology, and Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine & Whiting School of Engineering
Dennice Gayme, Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Electrical and Computer Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Warren Grayson, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering & School of Medicine
Jordan Green, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, and Materials Science, School of Medicine & Whiting School of Engineering
Carlton Haywood, Jr., Division of Hematology, Berman Institute of Bioethics & School of Medicine
Miho Iijima, Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine
Takanari Inoue, Departments of Cell Biology & Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, School of Medicine
Naveeda Khan, Department of Anthropology, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Rejji Kuruvilla, Departments of Biology and Neuroscience, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences & School of Medicine
Amanda Lauer, Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine
Jacob Lauinger, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Gabsang Lee, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Anthony Leung, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Medicine
Naomi Levin, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Feilim MacGabhann, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Mario Macis, Economics, Carey Business School & School of Medicine
Pamela Mahon, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine
Matthias Matthijs, International Political Economy, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Brice Ménard, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Departments of Health Policy and Management, Surgery & Oncology, Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Medicine
Sridhar Nimmagadda, Departments of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medicine & Oncology, School of Medicine
Fan Pan, Department of Oncology, School of Medicine
Soojin Park, Department of Cognitive Science, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Kevin Puts, Composition Faculty, Peabody Institute
Karen Reddy, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine
Sridevi Sarma, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Marshall Hussain Shuler, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Charlotte Sumner, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Roland James Thorpe, Departments of Health, Behavior and Society & Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Medicine
Phuoc Tran, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Oncology & Urology, School of Medicine
Chao Wang, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
Guang William Wong, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
Mark Wu, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Fengquan Zhou, Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Catalyst Awards granted to 37 early-career Johns Hopkins researchers
JHU President Ronald J. Daniels announced the Catalyst Awards program earlier this year along with Provost Robert C. Lieberman and the deans and directors of the academic divisions. It is part of a $15 million commitment to faculty-led research over three years.
"The university's leadership is excited to make a substantial investment in these scholars and scientists at a critical moment in their careers when start-up funds and external support can be challenging to secure," Daniels says. "This group possesses a remarkable depth of intellect, creativity, and passion, and it will be thrilling to see their ideas unleashed."
The program is open to any full-time faculty member who was first appointed within the last three to 10 years. The recipients—more than half of whom are assistant professors—come from seven academic divisions and represent a variety of scholarly interests.
They are pursuing research on medical issues that include cancer, HIV, melanoma, sleep disorders, and quality nursing care, as well as projects in astrophysics, climate change, economics, and politics. One recipient will study Canaanite cuneiform texts in Egypt. Another is writing a symphony inspired by Baltimore.
The full list of recipients and their projects is posted on the Office of the Provost website.
Faculty members from across the university served on the committee to select the award recipients from more than 175 submissions. As part of the inaugural Catalyst Awards cohort, the winners will also receive mentoring and connect with peers at a similar stage of their careers.
"We have a wealth of talent among our faculty, whether they work in labs or studios, on city streets or surrounded by nature," Lieberman says. "This program is an important opportunity to nurture their talent and help them take the next steps in their careers."
Source: HUB at Work