Estela Gavosto recognized with Leading Light Award

December 02, 2014

Estela Gavosto recognized with Leading Light Award

Estela Gavosto

Estela Gavosto recieved a Leading Light Award at a university luncheon on December 2, 2014. A group of 43 faculty and staff members who received external funding of $1 million or more during the 2013 and 2014 academic years were recognized.

The Provost's Office and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at KU are sponsoring a special new recognition - called the Leading Light Award - to highlight the accomplishments of single principal investigators and teams of principal investigators for their efforts in obtaining a research grant totaling at least $1 million. By contributing to the research enterprise at KU in a major way, these PIs serve as leading lights and role models for others.

The symbol for the Leading Light award is the state flower of Kansas - the sunflower. Each first-time recipient of the award will receive a specially designed and engraved brass sunflower, and a sunflower will be planted in his or her honor somewhere on campus.

Gavosto is a co-principal investigator (with Jim Orr, professor of molecular biosciences) on two National Institutes of Health grant awards for over $1 million each. These grants provide programs to increase the interest and success of minority students in the biomedical sciences.


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