Elizabeth Dirk receives NSF CAREER Award

December 16, 2014 - CBME


From UNM News:

"Elizabeth L. Dirk, an Assistant Professor in the University of New Mexico Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been awarded a $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the community. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

The grant, which began July 1, 2014, and runs through June 30, 2019, will be used to research heart value tissue engineering with the aim of providing suitable living tissue equivalents for the treatment of valve disease. In addition, diseased-like models will also be developed to study the onset and progression of heart valve disease, leading to preventive and early treatments for those with this life-threatening disease."

Read the full article at UNM News