The Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology enjoyed huge success at the American Physiological Society (APS) meeting at Experimental Biology 2013 (held in Boston in late April). Multiple cellular and integrative physiology students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty made oral presentations and/or poster presentations at the meeting. The following students and postdoctoral fellows received awards recognizing their outstanding work:
- Debra Lima Irsik received an APS/NIDDK Minority Travel Fellowship Award. In addition, she was selected to present a platform talk in the session titled "Recent Advances in Renal Pathophysiology." The title of her talk was "ER-alpha splice variants protect against diabetic glomerular enlargement and macrophage infiltration";
- Alicia Schiller and Urmi Basu were recipients of the 2013 Caroline Tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award. In addition, both Schiller and Basu gave oral presentations in the "Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Trainee Featured Topics" session. The title of Schiller's talk was "Unilateral renal denervation improves autonomic balance in conscious rabbits with chronic heart failure." Basu's talk was titled "Angiotensin II is rapidly metabolized in neuronal cell culture media as determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry";
- Rodrigo Del Rio, Ph.D., received the Postdoctoral and Early Career Research Recognition Award from the APS Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation section. The award recognition was based on the abstract that he submitted to EB2013, titled "Carotid body ablation improves survival, breathing disorders and autonomic control in heart failure rats," and was presented in poster form at the meeting;
- Adam Case, Ph.D., received the "Research Recognition Award" from the APS Cell and Molecular Physiology Section. This award is presented to one postdoctoral fellow who demonstrates excellence in research, writing and presentation skills. Finalists for the award were chosen on the basis of their submitted abstract to Experimental Biology 2013, and these candidates were judged on their work during their poster presentation. Case's presentation was titled "Hydrogen peroxide is not increased in angiotensin II-stimulated neurons overexpressing superoxide dismutase."
The UNMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and david day|associates (dda) earned a Pinnacle Award from the Omaha Chapter of the American Marketing Association's (AMA) for the Department's 2010/2011 Biennial Report titled "Lives in Motion." The report received the AMA's highest honor in the Communications: Small Business category.