2019 Junior Investigator of the Year Award

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Pathways to Cures:
Translational Science Research Day
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

Announcing Our 
2019 Junior Investigator of the Year Award Recipient
Kate Ryan
Kate Ryan Kuhlman, PhD

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science is pleased to announce the 2019 Junior Investigator of the Year Awardee. This award is given to an exceptional UC Irvine investigator whose work is broadly focused on the biomedical sciences. The awardee is an individual who has contributed substantial new insights and knowledge in the pursuit of improving human health and has linked basic science with clinical application.

Dr. Kate Ryan Kuhlman and her team are working to better understand the ways in which adversity during childhood leads to lifelong health impairments. About 12% of all children will be exposed to adversity that will impair their health for the rest of their lives. They will get sick more often, have more severe symptoms, and experience earlier mortality. Currently, Dr. Kuhlman and her team are running a prospective longitudinal study of teens called the Teen Resilience Project in Los Angeles and Orange County to better understand adolescent risk and resilience to depression. The project is particularly focused on how proximal stressors like chronic sleep problems, maltreatment, and poverty influence the way the immune system communicates with the brain and sickness behaviors. Before joining the psychological science faculty at UCI, Dr. Kuhlman completed her B.S. at New York University, her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, and her post-doctoral training in Psychoneuroimmunology at UCLA.

Join us in celebrating Dr. Kate Ryan Kuhlman!

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The 11th Annual ICTS Awards Dinner

"People Who Make a Difference in Human Health"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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