Burroughs Wellcome Funds Lauds Bhave's Research

Gautam Bhave, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Medicine, is receiving the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2013 Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS) for his research on the role of peroxidasin and protein halogenation in diabetic nephropathy.

Bhave is the first Vanderbilt University Medical Center physician-scientist to win this award since its creation in 2006.

The award, given each year to 10 physician scientists across the country, will provide Bhave with $700,000 over the next five years to support the transition from a postdoctoral position to a faculty position and to encourage the pursuit of a career in academic research.

“The program was initially funded to address the shrinking number of physician scientists,” said Burroughs Wellcome Fund President John E. Burris, M.D., in a release regarding the award.