We are very pleased to announce three Borden Scholar Awards for 2018 to DMPI faculty members Gentzon Hall, James White and Gurpreet Baht. These grants are possible thanks to a very generous $200,000 gift from Dr. Ernest and Louise Borden, presented to DMPI in 2017.
Dr. Borden received his medical degree from Duke School of Medicine and has had a long and successful career as a practicing Oncologist with research and clinical trials experience with immunomodulatory therapy in cancer at The Cleveland Clinic. In addition, he has held numerous national academic appointments including American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology.
The three 2018 awardees will perform studies on: “Exploring the therapeutic potential of novel discoveries in familial focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)” (Hall); “Rejuvenating bone fracture repair by decreasing circulating levels of apolipoprotein E” (Baht); and Role of meteorin-like (Metrnl) in muscle regeneration in response to aging and injury” (J. White). Drs. Hall, Baht and White joined with the 2017 awardees Jonathan Campbell and Mark Herman to present their projects during a recent visit by the Bordens, which was very well received. Please join us in congratulating the Borden Scholars!