Presidential Award winner: Andrew D. J. Meyer, M.D., M.S.
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Distinguished Junior Research Scholar
Andrew D. J. Meyer, M.D., M.S., assistant professor, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 6 awards dinner:
“Dr. Meyer serves in the Department of Pediatrics as a clinician-scientist in the field of critical care pediatric medicine. His work is focused on better understanding thrombosis and clot formation of the circulating blood cell in acute and chronic disease and reduction of the risk for complications associated with biomedical devices in critically ill children. With a degree in nuclear and material science engineering, a master’s of biomedical engineering and a medical degree, Dr. Meyer has reached out to establish important investigative collaborations with other leaders in the field. He has built relationships with both UT San Antonio, the US Army’s Institute for Surgical Research and others to advance his field of coagulation complications. Because of his determination and persistence to excel in research as a physician-scientist, he has found resources that are not readily apparent to others. In his six years at UT Health, he has published 31 papers or abstracts. Dr. Meyer is also growing his national and international reputation with prominent research groups outside of San Antonio including the NIH/ National Heart and Lung Blood Institute and the Pediatric Acute Lung Sepsis Investigators. He has successfully established an outstanding lab and clinical research program in coagulation, thrombosis and platelet function with a focus on improving the safety and efficacy of biomedical devices used to support critical illness in children.
Dr. Meyer, we are grateful to you for your work and will look forward to following your important work in the future. Please let me present the Presidential Junior Research Scholar Award to you on behalf of your grateful institution.
From the nominating letter by Thomas C. Mayes, M.D., M.B.A., former professor and chair, Pediatrics, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine:
“Dr. Meyer is an outstanding young physician who has accomplished much in his short tenure on faculty at UT Health San Antonio. He has successfully established an outstanding lab and clinical research program in coagulation, thrombosis and platelet function, with a focus on improving the safety and efficacy of biomedical devices used to support critical illness in children. Dr. Meyer has collaborated with many students, trainees and faculty in our department, as well as in our medical school program, to mentor and support them in their career research interests. In addition, he has continued to receive extramural funding to grow his lab to become an established physician-scientist. His greatest strength is his determination and persistence to excel in both research and clinical duties.”