Moldawer named to research professorship

Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department of surgery’s vice chairman of research, received a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award.

“These three-year professorships were created by UFRF to recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field,” read a letter to Moldawer informing him of his selection.

The honor comes with a small monetary award given in each year of the professorship, plus a one-time allotment of $3,000 to help support Moldawer’s research. The National Institutes of Health has helped to fund his work since 1988, which focuses on inflammation, immunology and sepsis. Moldawer also serves on several public advisory groups for the federal government and trains up-and-coming researchers in the department of surgery.