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2019 Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars award

Dr. Fernanda is a post doctorate research fellowDiana Kolettis is a first year maternal fetal medicine fellowTwo members of MIRI PI Dr. Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn’s lab, Fernanda Alvarado, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIRI, and  Diana Kolettis, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology received the Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars award for 2019. Dr. Alvarado’s project is “Placental derived miRNA 423-5p correlates with insulin resistance and fetal growth,” and Dr. Kolettis’s project is “Analysis of Incidence and outcomes of HCV in pregnancy pre- and postimplementation.”

These awards were established through the generosity of Mrs. Natalie V. Zucker in order to further the research careers of junior women scientists conducting basic and clinical research in the School of Medicine, the School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Dentistry, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, or the major Tufts-affiliated hospitals.  Awards are made to further specific research projects or to fund travel and training opportunities.