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Past Recipients of the Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics Award

  • 2020: Steven Gygi, Harvard Medical School
  • 2019: Jennifer Van Eyk (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
  • 2018: Donald F. Hunt (University of Virginia)

Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics Award

The Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Contribution in Proteomics award recognizes a focused or singular achievement in the field of proteomics. This award is fully supported by the Journal of Proteome Research (JPR) and was established to recognize Prof. Hunt's significant contributions to the field of proteomics. Prof. Hunt was honored as the first recipient of this award which now bears his name. 

Eligibility is restricted to members of US HUPO. Nominations will be held for three years.

This award is 
fully funded by: 

2021 Recipient: Peipei Ping, University of California, Los Angeles 

Dr. Ping is Professor of Physiology, Medicine, and Biomedical Informatics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ping is internationally recognized for her expertise in mitochondrial biology and proteome remodeling in cardiovascular diseases, application of data science in molecular phenotyping and diseases, as well as computational analytical platforms in cardiovascular diseases. She currently is the NHLBI T32 Program Director of Integrative Data Science Training in Cardiovascular Medicine at UCLA and she also serves as the Associate Director of Scalable Analytics Institute (ScAI) at Department of Computer Science in UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. From 2014 to 2019, Dr. Ping served as Program Director for NIH BD2K Centers of Excellence at UCLA (HeartBD2K). She has authored over 200 publications. She has been a frequent speaker at national and international conferences; she has delivered more than 300 invited lectures since 1996. Professor Ping has devoted her career to education (84 trainees, all are making important contributions to the society: 17 hold positions in academic institutions globally and 43 are employed by leading technology firms and/or Fortune 500 Companies). 

Dr. Ping has received many honors; including a Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Proteomics Network (2009), the MERIT Award from NHLBI/NIH (2010), the Thomas W Smith Lectureship from the American Heart Association (AHA, 2012), the Distinguished Service Award from International Human Proteome Organization (Intl HUPO, 2013), the Robert M Berne Distinguished Lectureship in Cardiovascular Medicine from the American Physiological Society (APS, 2015), the Outstanding Investigator Award from NHLBI/NIH (2017), and the Clinical Translational Award (Intl HUPO, 2018).


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