16 Jul Chaudhary, Ozieh, and Winn Named Recipients of 2018 Mentored Career Development Awards
The Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast WI (CTSI) congratulates Lubna N. Chaudhary, MD, MS, Mukoso N. Ozieh, MD, MSCR, and Aaron Winn, PhD for being named as recipients of 2018 Mentored Career Development Awards. These awards provide training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators, and are funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Research and Education Program (AHW REP).
Dr. Chaudhary is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Hematology & Oncology at Medical College of Wisconsin. She received her medical training from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan and completed her Internal Medicine residency at West Virginia University, then completed her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin in 2015. Additionally, she completed a Master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Science through CTSI at MCW. With a primary research interest in better understanding the biology of breast cancer tumors, resistance mechanisms and impact on patient outcomes, Dr. Chaudhary is working to identify new drug therapies to overcome cancer cell growth. Her investigator initiated clinical trial assessing neoadjuvant endocrine therapy and tumor molecular changes in patients with breast cancer was the recipient of funding from the Rock River Cancer Research Foundation and the MCW Cancer Center in 2017.
Dr. Ozieh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), she completed her nephrology fellowship and obtained a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree under a NIH T32 grant. Her research interest is in health disparities with a focus on the interface between precision medicine and lifestyle interventions to delay progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Ozieh is also interested in global health research in chronic kidney disease especially to better improve awareness, knowledge and understand the prevalence of CKD in developing countries.
Dr. Winn received his PhD from the Gilling School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in summer of 2017. Aaron’s research interests lie at the intersection of data science, causal inference and population health. He applies novel analytic techniques to determine the comparative effectiveness of treatments as well as identify drivers of disparities. He has published over 30 articles and his works has been cited in the Washington Post, the New York Times and Forbes.