Jennifer Sullivan, PhD, FAHA, Dean of The Graduate School and a tenured member of the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has received the Ernest Starling Lectureship Award 2023 from the American Physiological Society (APS) Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Hub.
She will officially receive the award at the APS Summit in Long Beach, California in April 2023.
“Dr. Sullivan brings a unique perspective to her study and has established herself as a true thought leader in this area of research,” said Dr. David Mattson, department chair and professor in MCG’s Department of Physiology.
“The quality of her research is outstanding, judging by her extensive list of publications and her excellent track record of funding. The scientific contributions of Dr. Sullivan on the field are widely recognized as currently a project leader on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program Project Grant and a co-project leader on an NIH T32 Education grant. dr. Sullivan’s service to the water and electrolyte homeostasis community is also very important, and she has clearly made a significant contribution to advancing the field through her dedication to her colleagues.”
“It is a real honor to receive the Ernest Starling Award for 2023 and I am humbled to be included in the ranks of the former winners,” said Sullivan. “The Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section of the American Physiological Society has been one of my scientific houses since I joined the society in 2000, and it makes a lot of sense to have my work recognized by this group.”
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The cited lecture for the Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis (WEH) section is the Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lectureship. It is the most prestigious award of the APS Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis Section and is awarded annually to an APS member recognized for their exceptional contributions and lifelong dedication to research on water and electrolyte homeostasis.
The recipient is chosen by the section to represent the best in the discipline. Lecturers are present and actively participate in the annual meeting of APS.
To be eligible for the award, an APS member must have made significant and meritorious contributions to WEH-related research. This award is based on member nominations and is determined by the WEH Steering Committee.
In addition to serving as Dean of the Graduate School at the AU, Sullivan serves on the cabinets of both the President and the Provost and chairs the Curriculum Advancement Committee of the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences; the director of the first-year PhD trajectory in biomedical sciences; and the course director for Introduction to Faculty Research (BIOM 8040), Introduction to Research I (BIOM 8050), Introduction to Research II (BIOM 8060) and Experimental Therapeutics (BIOM 8030).
She currently serves as associate editor for Clinical Sciencean editor for Physiological assessments, hypertension, biology of gender differences, the American Journal of Hypertensionthe American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology and the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology, and has served as subject editor and guest editor for numerous scientific journals. Sullivan has over 100 original publications and reviews to her credit.
Among her many accomplishments and activities, Sullivan is the former chairman of the APS Sex and Gender Interest Group; she chaired the organizing group for the APS conference “Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Gender-Specific Implications for Physiology on Sex and Gender”; and she was a member of the NIH/NIDDK Sex-Gender Dimorphisms in Renal and Urological Disease Research Opportunities Workshop. She is also a member of the Nominating Committee for both the Council on Kidney Disease and the Council of Hypertension within the American Heart Association.