Munroe-Meyer Institute Researchers Honored (NE UCEDD/LEND)

March 30, 2016

Munroe-Meyer Institute researchers Anna Dunaevsky, PhD, and Woo-Yang Kim, PhD, were honored at the 2015 University of Nebraska Medical Center Distinguished Scientists Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 11 at the UNMC campus in Omaha.

The awards are the highest honors for UNMC researchers.

Dr. Kim was honored as a New Investigator, which goes to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. Dr. Kim's research focus is on brain development, autism and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Dunaevsky was honored as a Distinguished Scientist, which recognizes UNMC researchers who have been among the most productive in the country in the past five years. Dr. Dunaevsky's research focus is synaptic mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders.