University of Nebraska Medical Center

Early Career Investigator Program Awardees

2022 Recipients

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Neurosurgery
Project: Personalized Mapping of Brain Networks to Identify Responsive Neurostimulation Targets in Patients with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Josue Avecillas-Chasin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Project: Use of In Vitro Cultured Human Skin to Develop Therapeutics to Prevent Dissemination of the Lyme Disease Pathogen Following Tick-Bite

Amanda Brinkworth, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Project: The Immunological Response to Bacterial and Viral Infection Within the Mouse Vitreous and Retina

Christopher Conrady, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Project: Biological Mechanisms That Connect Nursing with Enhanced Testicular Function

Amy Desaulniers, PhD
Trenesha Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Project: Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Trenesha Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNO Department of Biomechanics
Project: Markerless Motion Capture for Children with Neurodegenerative Diseases

David Kingston, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC College of Public Health Department of Health Promotion
Project: Financial and Social Incentive-Based Approaches to Improve Vaping Cessation Program Reach, Engagement, and Effectiveness

Tzeyu Michaud, PhD

Associate Professor, Creighton University College of Nursing
Project: Increasing Access in Rural America to Pediatric Hospital Medicine Specialists

Meghan Potthoff, PhD, APRN