Appointments and Awards
Bandana Chatterjee, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine, is a new fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has conducted almost a quarter-century of prostate cancer research in the School of Medicine.
Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D., was appointed vice president for research after serving as ad interim since May 2014. Dr. Giuffrida is an associate professor of pharmacology and served previously as the director of biomedical research development in the Office of the Vice President for Research. He joined the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences faculty in 2003.
Virginia Kaklamani, M.D., was named director of the breast cancer program at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center. A professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology, her research interests include studying high-risk families and identifying genetic mutations that are associated with an increased risk for breast, colon and prostate cancer.
Jan E. Patterson, M.D., M.S., was appointed to serve on the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The committee provides guidance regarding infection control practices and strategies for surveillance and prevention of health care-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance and related events.
Daniel Lodge, Ph.D., a psychiatric disorders researcher, was chosen as the first recipient of the Neuropharmacology Division Early Career Investigator Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Lodge is an assistant professor in pharmacology.