Meet the 2019-2021 iTHRIV Scholars

Silas Culver, MD

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Primary Mentor: Helmy M. Siragy, MD

Research Project: The (Pro)renin Receptor Promotes Renal Injury in the Aging Kidney through Increased Cellular Senesence

Tanya Evans, PhD

University of Virginia

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

Primary Mentor: Kevin A. Pelphrey, PhD

Research Project: Parent-Child Brain Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorders

William (Ben) Horton, MD

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Primary Mentor: Eugene J. Barrett, MD, PhD

Research Project: Examining the effect of glycemic excursions on cardiac function and myocardial perfusion in type 1 diabetes

Daniel Levin, MD

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Primary Mentor: Sean R. Moore, MD, MS

Research Project: Role of Enteric Neuronal Glucagon Like Peptide 2 Receptor Agonist Augmentation of Tissue Engineered Intestine for the Treatment of Short Bowel Syndrome

Amanda Nguyen, PhD

University of Virginia

Research Assistant Professor, YouthNex: The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

Primary Mentor: Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD

Research Project: Development of Decision and Implementation Supports for a Rural School-Based Prevention Program

Kelly Shaffer, PhD

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

Primary Mentor: Lee M. Ritterband, PhD

Research Project: Improving the Understanding of Depression among Cancer Caregivers Using Ecological Momentary Assessment

Jeffery Sturek, MD, PhD

University of Virginia

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Primary Mentor: Coleen A. McNamara, MD

Research Project: The Role of B-1 Cells and Natural IgM in Lung Inflammation and Fibrosis