Three HEMI Fellows receive 2020 Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards

Dec 28, 2020 | No Comments | By Vivian Sun

Congratulations to HEMI Fellows Tamás Budavári, Sarah Hörst, and Soojung Claire Hur, whose faculty teams each received a 2020 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award!

Professor Budavári is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. His team (made up of professors from the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health) will study the “Lifesaving Breath: AI-driven Continuous Tidal Volume Monitoring Using Accelerometers & Gyroscopes.”

Professor Hörst is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The topic of her team (made of professors from the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering) is “Calibrating the Sulfur Isotope Record to Investigate the Environmental Consequences of Varying Organic Matter Sources.”

Professor Hur is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her team (made up of professors from the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine) will investigate the “Development of a Fluidic-based Approach for Purifying Human Stem Cell-derived Retinal Cells for Retinal Transplantation.”

The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards program provides grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works.

The program is meant to encourage collaboration across academic disciplines and divisions under the belief that the most challenging questions cannot be answered entirely by one discipline alone. These awards are expected to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact. Recipients of the award are celebrated at an event each fall.

Learn more about the award and its recipients here.

Congratulations again to our HEMI awardees!


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