Gentzon Hall receives 2019 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award

DMPI faculty member Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD has received a 2019 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is among 35 "outstanding physician-scientists" to be nationally recognized. Nominees were required to have received their first faculty appointment within the last five years and be currently funded by an NIH K or equivalent career-development award.

Dr. Hall's research interest is in renal genomics, with a primary focus on hereditary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).  He has a NIH K08 grant that focuses on investigating The Role of Interleukin-15 Receptor-alpha Variants in the Pathogenesis of FSGS. The ASCI Young Physician-Scientist awardees will each receive a $500 travel award to attend the 2019 Joint Meeting, April 5-7, in Chicago, and present their work at the ASCI’s Food & Science Evening on Saturday, April 6. 

In addition to this award, he has received a DMPI 2018 DMPI Bordon Scholars Award; the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program and American Society of Nephrology Career Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Duke Physician-Scientist Strong Start Award; and a Northwestern University George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Center Pilot and Feasibility Award.

Congratulations Gentzon on this prestigious award recognizing your outstanding research!