Awards and Achievements

  • 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Translational Science, awarded to Roger Hajjar, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine.

  • Ioannis Karakikes, PhD, receives the Pathway to Independence Award, a K99/R00 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    The Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm. The award provides up to five years of support consisting of two phases. The initial phase provides up to two years of mentored support, followed by up to three years of independent support contingent on securing an independent tenure-track or equivalent research position.

    You can find additional information at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/funding/training/redbook/phdk99r00.htm


  • Roger Hajjar, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine, has been named chairperson of the Cardiac Contractility, Hypertrophy and Failure Study Section for the Center for Scientific Review (CSR).