UNMC names 2021 Scientist Laureate: Andre Kalil, MD

by John Keenan, UNMC strategic communications | January 18, 2022

Image with caption: Andre Kalil, MD, professor in the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine

Andre Kalil, MD, professor in the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine

Andre Kalil, MD, professor in the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been named the 16th UNMC Scientist Laureate

The award is the highest honor UNMC bestows upon its researchers.

Dr. Kalil will be honored, along with 25 other researchers recently named UNMC Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award winners for 2021, during a virtual awards ceremony on Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Other research awardees include:

Research Leadership:

  • Risto Rautiainen, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health
  • Polina Shcherbakova, PhD, Eppley Institute

Distinguished Scientists:

  • Laura Bilek, PhD, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions
  • Rebekah Gundry, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Peter Mannon, MD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Roslyn Mannon, MD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Russell McCulloh, MD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • DJ Murry, PharmD, UNMC College of Pharmacy
  • Aimin Peng, PhD, UNMC College of Dentistry
  • Moorthy Ponnusamy, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Prakash Radhakrishnan, PhD, Eppley Institute
  • Joshua Santarpia, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Paul Trippier, PhD, UNMC College of Pharmacy
  • Matthew Zimmerman, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine

New Investigators:

  • Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Liliana Bronner, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Shannon Buckley, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • John Dickinson, MD, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Diane Ehlers, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Palsamy Periyasamy, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Abbie Raikes, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health
  • Karuna Rasineni, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Christopher Shaffer, PharmD, PhD, UNMC College of Pharmacy
  • Susmita Sil, PhD, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Michael Wiley, PhD, UNMC College of Public Health

Comments
Daniel W. Johnson, MD
February 24, 2022 at 4:44 PM

Congratulations, Andre! Extremely well deserved. You have served UNMC and the world as a research mentor and colleague with kindness, humility, and tenacity. To use your own words, "Thanks, Buddy!"

Dalia ElGamal
January 18, 2022 at 10:28 PM

Congratulations!!

Rakesh Chopra
January 18, 2022 at 9:25 PM

Well deserved

Beth Norris
January 18, 2022 at 6:36 PM

Congratulations! Dr. Kalil is a brilliant physician and researcher. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a very genuine person and your life is better because you know him. A well deserved honor!

John Keenan
January 18, 2022 at 2:28 PM

An impressive array of researchers. Congratulations all.

Bill O'Neill
January 18, 2022 at 2:26 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Kalil!

Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu
January 18, 2022 at 10:56 AM

Congratulations!!!

Tom O’Connor
January 18, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Congrats, Andre! You are one class act - they couldn’t have made a better selection.

Lucy Muinov
January 18, 2022 at 7:30 AM

Congratulations, Dr. Kalil!

Lisa Runco
January 18, 2022 at 6:55 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Kalil, a true physician scientist! What a wonderful honor for your many years of dedication. The Child Health Research Institute and the Pediatric Cancer Research Group are also so pleased to see child heath researchers recognized: Dr. Russell McCulloh, Dr. Christopher Shaffer, Dr. DJ Murry and Dr. Shannon Buckley.