Jameson Research Prize
On May 18, several fellows were honored in the Department of Medicine. The Jameson research prize was awarded to Dan Toft M.D., PhD and Brian Layden M.D., PhD. Both are endocrinology fellows and completed their residency training at Northwestern. They will be staying on next year as faculty members in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Layden has worked in the lab of William L. Lowe, Jr., M.D. studying G protein coupled receptors. Building on the results of those studies, he is now focusing on the role of novel members of this receptor family, receptors for short chain fatty acids, in beta cell biology. Dr. Toft has worked in the lab of Vincent Cryns, M.D. translating nanotechnology discoveries into new cancer treatment paradigms. He was recently awarded a prestigious Department of Defense
spacing off here Postdoctoral Fellowship Award to continue his work.
The Jameson research prize was established in 2007 to honor the substantial contributions of Feinberg School of Medicine Dean and former Chair of Medicine J. Larry Jameson MD, PhD to the research missions of the Department of Medicine. Prior winners include Anne Henkel, M.D., Jarrett Berry, M.D. and Liviu Klein, M.D.