Two members of the Abel lab receive awards at the University of Iowa Annual Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony

Making the Rounds

Hinton Dr. AJ Hinton

Earlier this week, the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development presented the annual Discovery & Innovation Awards to this year’s winners. Two members of Dr. Dale Abel’s lab were honored.

Nominated by the undergraduates he educates, Antentor O. “AJ” Hinton Jr., PhD, received a Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Hinton is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar and member of the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Abel had the following to say about Dr. Hinton’s win:

“The Abel lab welcomes many undergraduates and pairs them with post-docs, graduate students, and junior faculty. AJ is passionate about undergraduate education and is a mentor at heart. He embraces the opportunity to work with undergraduates in the laboratory. He tailor-makes a curriculum for each student’s time in the lab. Not only does he mentor them in experimental techniques, but…

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