Honors & Awards

2018-2019 National Institutes of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS): Consultant/Panel member for "National Advisory General Medical Sciences (NAGMS) Working Group on Sepsis"
2016 Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (MIRA)
2011 Distinguished Service Award, Shock Society
2007 Scientific Achievement Award, Shock Society
1994 Joseph Susman Awarde, Surgical Infection Society
1994,
1991
M.S.U. Special Foreign Travel Fund Award, for attendance of 2nd and 3rd International Congresses on Immune Consequences of Trauma, Shock and Sepsis held in Munich, Germany.
Appointments, Memberships & Societies
Since Membership
2013
Co-Program Chairman, Society of Leukocyte Biology
2011 Councilor, Society of Leukocyte Biology
2005-
2007
Recorder/Council Member, Surgical Infection Society
2004-
2005
President, Shock Society
2002-
2004
Treasurer, Shock Society
2001 Scientific Program Chairman, Shock Society
Editorial
Boards
Shock, Journal of Immunology, International Journal of Clinical
and Experimental Medicine, Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Affiliations
American Society of Investigative Pathology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of Immunologists
International Cytokine Society
Michigan Society for Medical Research
Society of Protozoologists
Shock Society
Surgical Infection Society
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of Leukocyte Biology
Awards & Affiliations of Current & Former Lab Members
Current Lab Members:
Chun-Shiang Chung, PhD                Travel Grant Award, 21st Annual Conference on Shock, San Antonio, Texas, June (1998)
Travel Grant Award, 4th International Shock Congress, Philadelphia, PA, June ( 1999)
RI Foundation Award (2005)
Novo Nordisk-Shock Society Jr. Faculty Award (2005-07)

Affiliations:
Shock SocietySociety of Leukocyte Biology 
Chyna Gray, BA
  • Travel Grant Awardee at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FL (2016)
  • Mentoring Diversity Travel Award to attend the 2018 joint 50th Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB)/14th Biennial Meeting of the International Endotoxin & Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS) meeting, held in Phoenix, AZ (2018)
  • Travel Award to attend the 51st Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB) meeting held in Boston, MA (2019)
Michelle Wakeley, MD, BS
  • 1st Place Honors (winner) of the New Investigator Competition (includes Travel Award) at the 42nd Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society, Coronado, CA.

Former Lab Members

Eleanor Fallon, MD Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar (2015-2017)
American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma
2nd Place Region One--Basic Science Oral Presentation, Boston, MA (2015)
Bethany Biron, PhD

Recipient of 2nd place citation for best abstract poster presented as a part of 22nd Annual Lifespan-Hospital Research Day (2014)
Winner of the Shock Society-Travel Award to support presentation of a Poster/Abstract as a part of the 38th Annual Conference on Shock in Denver, CO (2015)  

Affiliations

 Society of Leukocyte Biology

Shock Society

Tristen Chun, MD Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar (2014-2016)
Winner of the Resident Scholarship-Travel Award to support attendance of 2015 Leadership Conference and Advocacy Summit of the American College of Surgeons in Washington, DC (2015)
Winner of the Shock Society-Travel Award to support presentation of a Poster/Abstract as a part of the 38th Annual Conference on Shock in Denver, CO (2015) 

Affiliations
Shock Society
Anne-Lise Rossi, PhD, MS 3rd Place Poster in Basic Science Category of the New Investigator Award Competition at the 23rd Annual Research Celebration at Rhode Island Hospital (2015)
Noelle Hutchins, PhD
  • Completed/defended PhD Thesis (5/2013)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship (F31 DK083873-01) from the NIDDK for her project entitled, "Fatal Attraction: T Lymphocytes and Liver Endothelial Cell During Sepsis" (2009-2012)
  • Charles A. Janeway Memorial Award Recipient at the 35th Annual New England Immunology Conference at Woods Hole, MA, (2009).
  • TSIS-Travel Award & finalist Free Paper Award Session-SIS-Europe at the 8th Annual Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflammation & Sepsis (TSIS) in Munich, Germany, (2010).
  • Travel award to attend Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program held at Bethesda, MD (2011).
  • AAI Trainee-Travel Award to support presentation at the 98th annual meeting of the American Association of Immunology (AAI; Immunology 2011) in San Francisco, CA (2011).
  • Shock Society-Travel Award to support presentation as a part of the 34th Annual Conference on Shock in Norfolk, VA (2011)
  • Society of Leukocyte Biology-Travel Award to support presentation as a part of the 45th Annual meeting of the Society of Leukocyte Biology in Maui, HI (2012)
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Post-doctoral fellowship (T32-GM065085) in “Trauma-inflammation Research Training” from the NIGMS (2013-2014) 
  • Received a “Keystone Symposia – Under-represented Minority Scholarship” to help defray travel and registration expenses associated with attendance of the Keystone Symposia on ‘Inflammatory Diseases: Recent Advances in Basic and Translational Research and Therapeutic Treatments’ at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA (2014) 
  • Recipient of a “Shock Society-Diversity Enhancement Award” to help defray travel and registration expenses associated with attendance of the 37th Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society, Charlotte, NC (2014) 

Affiliations
    American Association of Immunologists
    American Society of Investigative Pathology
    Society of Leukocyte Biology 

Sam McNeal, PhD
  • Completed/defended thesis (8/2012)
  • IMSD Research Assistantship (2008-2009)
  • Keystone Symposia Scholarship (Vancouver, B.C.) (2010)
  • Finalist-New Investigators Competition at 33rd Annual Conference on Shock (Shock Society; 2010, Portland, OR)
  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship; Gordon Conference (Newport, RI) (2010)
  • Travel award - to attend the 2012 St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS) at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN (2012).
Nicholas Shubin, PhD
  • Completed/defended thesis (5/2012)
  • GAAAN Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2011)
  • 3rd place award for best poster presented as a part of 21st Annual Retreat for the Graduate Program in Pathobiology at Brown University, Haffenreffer estate, Bristol, RI (2011)

Affiliations
    Society of Leukocyte Biology

Fei Wang, MD, MS State Scholarship from China Scholarship Council (No. 2011658019) 2012-2013
Youping Wu, MD, MS State Scholarship from China Scholarship Council (No. 201206580006) 2013-2014
John Young, MD Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar (2012-2014)
Maude Kettenmann, MD Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar (2011-2013)
Lunxian (Kelly) Tang, MD, MS
  • Winner of the Society of Leukocyte Biology-Travel Award to support presentation of an Oral Paper/Abstract as a part of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Leukocyte Biology in Newport, RI (2013)
  • Finalist in the New Investigator Competition (includes Travel Award) at the 37th Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society, Charlotte, NC (2014)

Affiliations
Society of Leukocyte Biology
Shock Society

Whitney Young, MD Armand D. Versaci Research Scholar (2013-2015)
Criag Erickson, BS Recipient of Brown Medical Scholars Program Fellowship (2014-2015)
Tianzhu Tao, MD, MS Recipient of State Scholarship from ‘China Scholarship Council’ (No. 201306580023) (2014-2015).
Tingting Cheng, MD, MS

Winner of the Society of Leukocyte Biology-Travel Award to support presentation of a Poster/Abstract as a part of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Leukocyte Biology in Raleigh, NC (2015)
Finalist in the New Investigator Competition (includes Travel Award) at the 37th Annual Conference on Shock, Shock Society, Charlotte, NC (2014)

Affiliations
Society of Leukocyte Biology
Shock Society

Joanne Lomas-Neira, PhD Finalist, SLB Presidential Students Awards Competition (2001) 
Finalist, Shock Society New Investigator Competition (2002)
A.D. Sobel-ASIP Education Fund Scholar, (2007)
ASIP Experimental Pathologist-in-Training Award (EPIT) (2009)
Gordon Research Conference Scholarship Award (2009)
RI Foundation Award (2010-2011)
Surgical Infection Society (SIS) – Jr. Faculty Development Award (2011-2012)
NCRR COBRE (P20-RR032693)-Junior Investigator grant award for Project 2 entitled: “Effects of Angiopoietins on Shock-Induced Acute Lung injury” (2013-2018)

Travel Awards:
American Society for Investigative Pathology (2003)
Society of Leukocyte Biology (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008)
Shock Society (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008) 

Affiliations
American Association of Immunologists
American Society of Physiology
American Association for the Advancement of Science 
American Society of Investigative Pathology
International Cytokine Society
American Society for Microbiology 
Shock Society
Society of Leukocyte Biology