YANG NAMED OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FROM UNT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER’S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

July 15, 2005

Shaohua Yang, MD, PhD, received the Graduate Faculty Award for the Outstanding Graduate from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Each year, the Graduate Council selects a recipient who completed his or her graduate work during the past year, who excelled in all aspects of graduate education and who shows great promise as a research scientist. The Graduate Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate is the highest award given to a student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Yang performed his doctoral research in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience under the direction of James Simpkins, PhD, professor and chair of pharmacology and neuroscience.

Prior to pursuing his graduate degree, Dr. Yang earned an MD from Beijing Medical University and served as an attending neurosurgeon at Beijing Neurosurgical Institute. He has 29publications in peer-reviewed journals, 20 published abstracts and six book chapters and reviews.

While a student at the health science center, Dr. Yang was selected as an associate fellow of the neurobiology of aging training program and given the Harbans Lal Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in pharmacology and neuroscience.

Dr. Yang is currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. A native of China, he currently resides in Fort Worth with his family.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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