2022 Early Career Investigator Program Award Recipients

Josue Avecillas-Chasin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, UNMC

Personalized Mapping of Brain Networks to Identify Responsive Neurostimulation Targets in Patients with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Amanda Brinkworth, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Pathology & Microbiology, UNMC

Use of In Vitro Cultured Human Skin to Develop Therapeutics to Prevent Dissemination of the Lyme Disease Pathogen Following Tick-Bite

Christopher Conrady, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Truhlsen Eye Institute, UNMC
The Immunological Response to Bacterial and Viral Infection Within the Mouse Vitreous and Retina

Amy Desauliners, PhD

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

Trenesha Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor
Integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, UNMC 
Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

David Kingston, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomechanics, UNO

Markerless Motion Capture for Children with Neurodegenerative Diseases

Tzeyu Michaud, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Promotion, UNMC

Financial and Social Incentive-Based Approaches to Improve Vaping Cessation Program Reach, Engagement, and Effectiveness

Meghan Potthoff, PhD, APRN

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