Krag and Althoff Receive UVMMG Research Recognition Awards
- By Jennifer Nachbur
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.