Two CMCP Faculty Members Honored as 2018 Pinn Scholars

January 23, 2018 by

2018 Pinn Scholars (l-r): Alison K. Criss, PhD; Scott K. Heysell, MD, MPH; Benjamin W. Purow, MD; and Jeffrey J. Saucerman, PhD.


Congratulations to CMCP Faculty:

Alison K. Criss, PhD
Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
Neutrophilic inflammation due to Neisseria gonorrhoea infection

Jeffrey J. Saucerman, PhD
Biomedical Engineering
Systems biology of cardiac regeneration


“The Pinn Scholars program, which started last year, is an initiative born from strategic planning to support and recognize our mid-level faculty. Pinn Scholars are selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and contributions to the School of Medicine and to the greater research community. Pinn Scholars are expected to develop a new project or direction in their research and share their results at the annual symposium.”

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Last year, CMCP faculty members Brant Isakson and Jochen Zimmer received this award in its inaugural year. This award is named in honor of Dr. Vivian Pinn,  a highly distinguished graduate of the UVA School of Medicine Class of 1967.