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CBEE alumnus, Dr. Kafui Dzirasa named as HHMI Investigator

CBEE alumnus, Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, '01 chemical engineering, has been named to the newest class of 33 HHMI Investigators! This is tremendous achievement for Dr. Dzirasa and his research team, and marks the first HHMI appointment for a UMBC Meyerhoff Scholar alum. New Investigators receive roughly $9 million over a seven-year term, which is renewable pending a successful scientific review and were selected from more than 800 eligible applicants. 

 “HHMI is committed to giving outstanding biomedical scientists the time, resources, and freedom they need to explore uncharted scientific territory,” says HHMI President Erin O’Shea. 

Dr. Dzirasa (M9) visits UMBC once a month to mentor and engage with current Meyerhoff Scholars

For more details, please read the HHMI press release found on this link.

Posted: September 23, 2021, 9:18 AM