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New investigator: Aaron Yoder, Ph.D.

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Aaron Yoder, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

The New Investigator Award

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

  • Name: Aaron Yoder, Ph.D.
    • Title: Associate professor, UNMC Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Environmental Health, College of Public Health
    • Joined UNMC: 2013
    • Hometown: Philipsburg, Pa.

Research focus:
Agricultural safety and health

The goal of my research is: To protect agricultural workers from injuries and illnesses, making them healthier and more productive.

My research will make a difference because: Agricultural workers provide the necessities of life. Making them healthier and more productive increases the sustainability of our food, fiber and fuel sources.

The best advice I've ever been given is: Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I grew up working on a small farm in central Pennsylvania.
  • I played one year of rugby at Penn State.
  • I enjoy coaching youth soccer and baseball -- it is a great way to spend time with my family.

Ceremony March 5

A campus ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium to recognize the scientist laureate, research leadership awardee, distinguished scientists and new investigators, as well as the winners of the Community Service to Research Award. A reception will follow.

Honorees include:
Scientist Laureate

  • Robert Lewis, Ph.D., Eppley Institute

Research Leadership

  • Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., College of Public Health

Distinguished Scientists

  • David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., College of Public Health
  • Corinne Hanson, Ph.D., College of Allied Health Professions
  • Javeed Iqbal, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Pete Iwen, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Donald Klepser, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Max Kurz, Ph.D., Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Yulong Li, M.D., Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Matthew Lunning, D.O., College of Medicine
  • Scot Ouellette, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Tony Wilson, Ph.D., College of Medicine

New Investigators

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