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Rajagopal awarded Young Physician-Scientist honor

Award recognizes young physician-scientists with notable research achievements

July 27, 2016

Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received a Young Physician-Scientist Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Rajagopal, working with Clay F. Semenkovich, the Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor and director of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research, has found that vision loss from diabetic retinopathy may begin much earlier than previously believed.

Rajagopal received the award in April at a joint meeting in Chicago of the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American Physician Scientists Association.

The award recognizes young physician-scientists whose work is supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grants or similar career-development funding, and who have recently joined the faculty at an academic medical center and have had notable achievements in research.