The Chair of Medicine Scholars Awards, initiated in 2013, are awarded annually to meritorious University of Washington Department of Medicine trainees to foster their transition to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator.

Each award offers $50,000 per year for two years in salary support to facilitate transition to appointment as a junior faculty member.

Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients: 

Dr. Angela Hanson, acting assistant professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Hanson’s research focus is Alzheimer’s disease and metabolism.

Dr. Pandora Lucrezia “Luke” Wander, acting instructor, Division of General Internal Medicine. She studies the role of circulating visceral-adiposity–related microRNAs in the development of insulin resistance.

Angela Hanson and Luke Wander
Angela Hanson and Luke Wander