Broadly stated, the Research Development Group’s mission is to recognize and reward research excellence in the Department of Medicine, to foster mentorship, and to facilitate the career development of junior research faculty. 

RDG Members

Chair – Jennifer Pollock, PhD, Division of Nephrology (08/18) 

Chad Hunter, PhD, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (08/18) 

John Kappes, PhD, Division of Hematology & Oncology (08/18) 

Christina Muzny, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases (08/18) 

Troy Randall, PhD, Division of Immunology/Rheumatology (08/18) 

Ashwani Singal, MD, Division of Gastroenterology (08/18) 

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, PhD Division of Immunology/Rheumatology (08/19)

Surya Bhatt, MD, Division of Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care (08/19)

Ganesh V. Halade, PhD, Division of Cardiovascular Disease (08/19)

Caroline Marshall, MD Division of Nephrology (08/19)

Gareth Dutton, PhD, Division of Preventive Medicine (08/20)

Richard Kennedy, PhD, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, Palliative Care (08/20)

Chair Elect – Bobbie Van Der Pol, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases  (08/20)

Ex Officio – Victor J. Thannickal, MD, DOM Vice Chair for Research