UF Department of Surgery scientist awarded UF Research Foundation Professorship

Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D., professor and vice chairman of research at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, has been selected as one of five UF College of Medicine researchers to be awarded the UF Research Foundation Professorship. The award is one of only 33 bestowed campus-wide each year.

These three-year professorships were created by the UF Research Foundation to recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field.

The professorship includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a $3,000 one-time research grant. Throughout their research professorship tenure, awardees are expected to participate in UF Research Foundation seminars, report accomplishments made while holding the position, and describe their initiatives on the UF Research Foundation Web site.

Moldawer joined UF in 1993 and established the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, which seeks to translate current developments in molecular biology, gene therapy and functional genomics into the treatment of critically ill patients.

While at UF, he has received numerous other awards including: the College of Medicine’s research prize in basic science, the Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award, and UF Bank awards for highly marketable faculty and excellence in research.