James Simpkins, Ph.D., professor in the departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Neurology and director of the West Virginia University Research Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research, was recently selected as the inaugural 2016 Clinical and Translational Research Awardee by the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research (NISBRE). 

The award was designed to acknowledge a successful mentor who has generously given of his/her time to guide and support junior clinical/translational investigators in an active CTR program. Nomination letters cited not only an excellent research program, but also “unflagging support” of and mentoring within the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Sciences Initiative. 

Dr. Simpkins will be recognized as the CTR Awardee at the 2016 NISBRE Symposium, June 26 - 28 in Washington, D.C.