Penn Vet’s Tracy Bale Earns Endocrine Society’s 2011 Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Award presented annually to a young investigator in recognition of meritorious accomplishments in the field of endocrinology
[July 14, 2011; Philadelphia, PA] – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Tracy Bale, PhD has been named recipient of the 2011 Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award. Presented annually by the Endocrine Society, the award aims to bring to light the work of a young researcher in the field.
“My research is my passion,” said Dr. Bale. “To be recognized by a group of peers such as those within the Endocrine Society is a true honor and I am humbled to have been named the 2011 Weitzman Memorial Award honoree.”
“Dr. Bale is a gifted researcher and we in the department are extremely proud of her accomplishments,” said Dr. Narayan G. Avadhani, chair, department of animal biology at Penn Vet.
Dr. Bale holds a dual appointment at Penn and is an associate professor of neuroscience in the Department of Animal Biology at Penn Vet as well as associate professor of neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. Her research expertise and areas of interest include prenatal stress, neurodevelopmental disorders, depression, stress, obesity and neuroendocrinology. Dr. Bale earned her PhD in pharmacology/neurobiology from the University of Washington and completed her postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute.
About the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award The Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award is only one of 11 laureate awards given annually by the Endocrine Society and is given to an exceptionally promising young clinical or basic investigator. The award is based on the contributions and achievements of the nominee’s own independent scholarship performed after completion of formal training and on the recipient’s entire body of work.
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