2019 Coleman Research Awardees

Dr. Yvonne Baumer

Yvonne Baumer, Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Project Title: “Elucidating the Impact of Chronic Stress From Social Environment on Endothelial Cell Function and Vascular Biology: A Translational Study to Address Cardiovascular Health Disparities”

Dr. Jung Shin Byun

Jung Shin Byun, Ph.D.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Project Title: “Single-Cell RNA-Seq to Describe Differences in Immune Cell Profiles Between African American and European American Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer”

Dr. Mehdi Farokhnia

Mehdi Farokhnia, M.D., (pictured) and Monica Faulkner, Ph.D.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Institute on Drug Abuse
Project Title: “Integration of Imaging, Genetics, and Biobehavioral Data to Investigate the Neurobiological Substrates of Racial Disparity Between Black and White Individuals With Alcohol Use Disorder”

Dr. Symielle A. Gaston

Symielle A. Gaston, Ph.D., M.P.H.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Project Title: “Identification and Characterization of Environmental Factors Contributing to Disparities in Sleep Health and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction”

Dr. Deyana Lewis

Deyana Lewis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

National Human Genome Research Institute
Project Title: “Whole Exome Sequencing of High Risk African American Prostate Cancer Families”