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CHORI Scientist Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

October, 2011 – CHORI Senior Scientist, Robert Ryan, PhD, was honored by his alma mater, the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), by being selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Biotechnology, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

“It is always a special honor to be recognized by your alma mater. There are so many outstanding candidates for such awards that I am honored to have been selected,” says Dr. Ryan.

“It is always a special honor to be recognized by your alma mater.”

"I have used the education and training I have received at UNR to the best of my abilities, and, fortunately, have achieved a measure of success that, in no small part, is a result of my experiences at UNR.”

Award recipients were brought together for a celebratory evening in which each individual was honored with an award presentation, statement of achievements, and a glass memento, with the president of the university presiding.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to share the celebration with my friends and family, and to reminisce with special people from that time in my life. I can’t believe how much time has gone by, it was really special to be able to take a step back in time with old colleagues and lifelong friends,” says Dr. Ryan.

A 1977 UNR graduate in pre-medicine, and a 1982 UNR doctoral graduate, Dr. Ryan was celebrated for his outstanding achievements in the area of plasma lipid regulation. Dr. Ryan has received one of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) most competitive funding awards, the MERIT award, among many other distinguished honors.

“This will enable researchers to develop new drugs for cardiovascular disease, assess the nutritional affects of diet on how well particular drugs work, and to determine how to make existing drugs even better.”


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