Thomas E. Starzl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transplantation Biology

The Thomas E. Starzl Postdoctoral Fellowship in Transplantation Biology has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for postdoctoral fellows who have a clear commitment to transplantation research.  Candidates who have completed not more than 3 years of postdoctoral research at the time of award activation are eligible to apply.  The purpose of this two-year fellowship is (1) to foster the training of research fellows with the potential to develop into successful independent investigators and (2) to foster, through training research fellows, transplant-related research that is of high merit.  The fellowship provides a stipend that is commensurate with NIH-recommended stipends based on the fellow’s years of postdoctoral experience plus fringe benefits.

Submission deadline is December 1, 2021 for a July 1, 2022 award activation.

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Dr. Hussein Baydoun

2022

Dr. Hussein Baydoun

Elodie Bailly

2020

Elodie Bailly

Dr. Elodie Bailly

2020

Dr. Elodie Bailly

Dr. Faruk Sacirbegovic

2018

Dr. Faruk Sacirbegovic

Dr. Masaki Yamada

2016

Dr. Masaki Yamada

Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation

The Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation has been established as a mentored award to provide funding for junior faculty (instructors and assistant professors) performing research in transplantation and related disciplines, including diabetes.  Senior postdoctoral fellows who are assured a junior faculty position at the University of Pittsburgh that will begin by the start date of the award are eligible to apply.

The purpose of this two-year fellowship is (1) to foster transplant-related research that is of high merit, (2) to develop preliminary data for the submission of highly competitive grant applications to national funding agencies, and (3) to promote the career development of the Joseph A. Patrick Research Fellowship in Transplantation awardee.

Submission deadline is December 9, 2022.

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Faruk Sacirbegovic

2021-2023

Faruk Sacirbegovic
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation Institute

Kanishka Mohib, PhD

2019-2021

Kanishka Mohib, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation Institute

Hai Huang MD MMedSci

2017-2019

Hai Huang MD MMedSci
Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Geoffrey Camirand PhD

2016-2017

Geoffrey Camirand PhD
Cuurrently Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation Institute

Natasha Rogers MD PhD

2015-2016

Natasha Rogers MD PhD
Cuurrently nephrologist in the Renal Division of the Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Millennium Institute in Australia; Clinical Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Sydney; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation Institute

Martin Oberbarnscheidt MD PhD

2013-2015

Martin Oberbarnscheidt MD PhD
Cuurrently Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation Institute

 Mohamed Ezzelarab MBChB

2011-2013

 Mohamed Ezzelarab MBChB

Cuurrently Research Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Starzl Transplantation InstitutePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Giorgio Raimondi PhD

2010-2011

Giorgio Raimondi PhD
Cuurrently Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Gabriel Echeverri MD

2008-2009

Gabriel Echeverri MD
Currently Assistant Professor of Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgeon, and Director, Center for Research in Transplantation and Advanced Surgery, Fundacion Valle del Lili, Icesi University School of Medicine;  Cali, Colombia, South America;

Ngoc Thai MD

2005-2007

Ngoc Thai MD
Currently System Director, Allegheny Health Network Center for Abdominal Transplantation; Associate Professor, Temple University School of Medicine

Cynthia Smetanka MD

2003-2005

Cynthia Smetanka MD
Currently, a retired transplant surgeon and islet cell transplantation expert

Balamurugan Appakalai PhD

2002-2003

Balamurugan Appakalai PhD
Currently Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of Islet Cell Laboratory at the University of Louisville Department of Surgery.

Jennifer Woodward PhD

2000-2002

Jennifer Woodward PhD
Currently a Professor of Surgery and Immunology and the Vice Chancellor for Research Operations, University of Pittsburgh