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GIM announces the promotions of Dhananjay (Jay) Vaidya, MBBS, PhD, MPH and Nae-Yuh Wang, PhD, MS to associate professors, effective March 1, 2013.
Dr. Vaidya is a member of the GeneSTAR Research Program and a member of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (University-wide). He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research centers around cardiovascular disease risk including: familial risk and genetics of cardiovascular risk phenotypes, and metabolic and hormonal risk factors. His research has broad scope, ranging from biochemistry of blood components (e.g., genetics of vWF) to gender differences in risk at the international population level.
Dr. Wang has had outstanding achievements as a researcher, mentor, and teacher in the field of biostatistics as applied to clinical, translational and epidemiologic research. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Wang has directed the Biostatistics Core for the Bayview GCRC (and now the CRU), as well as the Biostatistics and Informatics Core for the Center for Mind-Body Research and the Biostatistics Sub-Core of the Diabetes Research and Training Center Prevention and Control Core. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for a landmark study of cochlear implants funded by the NIH-NIDCD. Overall, Dr. Wang is an expert in translation at the interface between theoretical biostatisticians and clinical researchers, particularly in developing novel biostatistical methods and solutions with real-world applications.
Congratulations to both Dr. Wang and Dr. Vaidya on their well-deserved promotions! A party will surely be scheduled soon!