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The Young Investigators Award Recipients of 2020

The 29th Young Investigators Award was announced on June 24, 2020 at Medicine Grand Rounds. This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research. It is supported by the Michael Wolk Foundation.


John Richard Lee, M.D., M.S., F.A.S.N.

Nephrology & Hypertension
Microbiome Profiles Diagnostic and Predictive of Urinary Tract Infection

Robert Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Hedgehog Signaling Demarcates a Niche of Fibrogenic Peribiliary Mesenchymal Cells


Tibor Krisko, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gut Microbes and Glucose Metabolism

Megan Ritter, M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
The Role of Nuclear Corepressor 1 in Thyroid Hormone Signaling and Sensitivity