GSBS Alum, Dr. Andrew T. Lovering, (Physiology, 2003), is the 2010 recipient of the Giles F. Filley Memorial Award in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine from the American Physiological Society. The Giles F. Filley Memorial Award recognizes excellence in respiratory physiology and medicine. The award is presented annually to an individual demonstrating outstanding promise based on his/her research program in respiratory physiology and medicine. Dr. Lovering' s award was announced at the Experimental Biology meeting on April 27, 2010, in Anaheim, California.
Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon, Dr. Lovering also recently received a four-year-American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant ($308,000) to continue research in cardiopulmonary responses to exercise and hypoxia in adult survivors in BPD. This grant is given to support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completions of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
Dr. Lovering also has other research funded by an Alberta Health Services Emerging Teams Grant ($300,000) to study cardio-respiratory function, school age abilities and quality of life in extremely low birth weight infants.
Dr. Lovering's research projects include: 1) understanding pulmonary gas exchange in health and disease during exercise 2) elucidating the mechanism(s) mediating the opening and closure of inducible intrapulmonary arteriovenous shunts in healthy humans and 3) determining cardiopulmonary interactions in individuals with lung disease and cardiac defects.
For more information on Dr. Lovering's research: http://www.uoregon.edu/~lovering/lab/