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Four IU faculty named initial Showalter Scholars

June 13, 2013

Four scientists have been named Showalter Scholars by the IU School of Medicine, the first in a new program created to recognize and reward successful young researchers at the school.

The recipients are:

2013 Showalter Scholars

Clockwise: Aaron E. Carroll, M.D.; Alexander Robling, Ph.D.; and Robert Stahelin, Ph.D.; and Kenneth White, Ph.D.

  • Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., assistant dean for research mentoring and associate professor of pediatrics
  • Alexander Robling, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and cell biology
  • Robert Stahelin, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at IUSM-South Bend.
  • Kenneth White, Ph.D., associate professor of medical and molecular genetics

The program, funded in part by Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Fund, was created to support faculty whose scientific expertise and productivity have resulted in significant contributions to the IU School of Medicine and the greater research community.

Showalter Scholars will receive $25,000 per year for three years, with the first year funded by the Showalter Trust, the second year by their academic department and the third year by the school. An additional set of Showalter Scholars will be selected each year, increasing the cadre to a maximum of 12 scholars by 2015.

"We appreciate the commitment to IU School of Medicine scientists and their research made by the Showalter Trust, and we're pleased to be able to leverage the trust's investment in this excellent group of investigators," said David S. Wilkes, M.D., executive associate dean for research affairs at the IU School of Medicine.

The recipients were selected from 14 candidates nominated by departments for their work in basic or clinical research along with success working collaboratively with other researchers within or outside the university. Showalter Scholars are limited to full-time IU School of Medicine faculty who are either an associate professor or have held the rank of professor for no more than one year.

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