K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

June 7, 2019 by wcr7q@virginia.edu

Sana Syed, MD, MS

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Syed received her K23 NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (starting fall 2019) focused on computational image analysis and ‘omics approaches to study gut structure in children with undernutrition (environmental enteropathy and celiac disease). This award is presented to individuals with an intensive, supervised, patient-oriented research experience in order to provide support and protected time for a path towards a productive and independent clinical research career with a 50% applicant success rate.

Sana Syed joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine following her completion of fellowships in Advanced Nutrition from Boston Children’s/Harvard Medical School, and Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition from Emory University, and her Master’s in Clinical Research (Emory). She has served as a co-PI of a UVa Engineering-in-Medicine seed grant with Dr. Brown (Founder, UVA Data Science Institute) applying computational imaging to study intestinal mucosal alterations in children, is the PI of a THRIV Scholar Career Development Award applying computational modeling of intestinal mucosa for image and multiomic analyses. With Dr. Moore, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology Research, and senior physician-scientist and cell biologist who studies gut structure as her faculty mentor, Dr. Syed is immersed in a highly productive, collaborative environment at the Child Health Research Center where she works among a strong multi-disciplinary team that is productive and well-supported.

Join us in congratulating the talented and driven Dr. Syed for her K23 NIH Career Development Award!