Award Recipients


2016 WERC Award Recipients

The Women's Early Research Career (WERC) Award provides junior faculty women funding to sustain research productivity during early stages of their careers. This year, we received a number of excellent applications from qualified faculty, and Drs. Alexa Pragman and Zohar Sachs were selected to receive the award. Please join us in congratulating them on this notable accomplishment.


Dr. Alexa Pragman is a faculty member at the VA in our Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine. She received the award for her project, An Interim Analysis of the Relationship Between the Oral and Lung Microbiota and Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.


Dr. Zohar Sachs is a faculty member in our Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation. She received the award for her project, Molecular Mechanisms of NRAS-mediated Leukemia Stem Cell Self-Renewal.