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Krag and Althoff Receive UVMMG Research Recognition Awards

David Krag, M.D. and Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.
(At left) David Krag, M.D., S.D. Ireland Professor of Surgery; (at right) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D. (Photos by UVM Med Photo)

The University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group at Fletcher Allen presented Senior and Junior Researcher of the Year awards to two UVM/Fletcher Allen clinicians in recognition of their exceptional research efforts at a special reception held in December 2011.

David Krag, M.D., S.D. Ireland Professor of Surgery, was named Senior Researcher of The Year, an honor that recognizes a faculty member who is more than 10 years from residency or fellowship training. Krag’s groundbreaking research into sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer includes the development of radiotracer-guided surgery that has benefited more than a million patients.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D., was named Junior Researcher of the Year, an award that recognizes a faculty member less than 10 years out from residency or fellowship training. Althoff studies genetic elements of childhood psychiatric disorders.

The UVM Medical Group recognition awards carry a $1,500 cash award and a $6,000 block grant related to the awards’ focus.