The Women's Health Research Institute is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2020 Shaw Family Pioneer Awards.

This year's awardees include:
Erin Hsu, PhD, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for her project, "Elucidating sex-based differences in bone regenerative response for spinal fusion," and Steven Schwultz, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care) for his project, "Sex Influences on the Microglia Response to Traumatic Brain Injury."

Congratulations Drs. Hsu and Schwultz!

Established in 2018, the Shaw Family Pioneer Awards provide support for Northwestern University investigators who conduct or are interested in pursuing sex-based research. The awards also enable early-career investigators to conduct pilot studies that will help build their portfolio and enhance their ability to compete for larger federal grants.