HIRN 2021 Emerging Leaders Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Recipients of the HIRN Emerging Leader Awards

Congratulations to these five postdoctoral fellows for joining HIRN via our internally  funded “Emerging Leader” funding initiative.  This initiative was designed to provide support and protected time for senior postdoctoral fellows seeking to pursue studies that will enhance their transition toward independent research careers. Applications are sought from experienced postdoctoral fellows with a minimum of two years of ongoing postdoctoral experience who intend to continue research careers in scientific areas supported by the Human Islet Research Network. This opportunity is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial that is itself comprised of a clinical trial intervention.



Juan Alvarez, PhD
Harvard University

Leonardo Ferreira, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Vira Kravets, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver

Karla Leavens, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Robert Sharp, PhD
University of Florida



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