Dr. Feilim Mac Gabhann Awarded a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship


Feilim Mac Gabhann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for Computational Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Administered and funded by the Sloan Foundation, the fellowships are awarded in close cooperation with the scientific community. To qualify, candidates must first be nominated by their peers and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Fellows receive $50,000 to be used to further their research.

“Dr. Mac Gabhann’s work is a perfect example of the emerging discipline of computational medicine, a discipline in which experimentally-based computational models of disease processes are used to obtain novel insights on the mechanisms of disease, and to reveal new therapies that are tailored to the needs of the individual. Biological systems, in both health and disease, are too complex to be understood without quantitative models that capture what we truly know about these systems Dr. Mac Gabhann’s work is at the leading edge of computational medicine” said Dr. Raimond Winslow, Director of the Institute for Computational Medicine.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grant making institution based in New York City. Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economic performance.

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