The Hartwell Foundation

 

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:

Duke University

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 Pennsylvania

 


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