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David LeeChanghan David Lee, a research assistant professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, won the Ellison Medical Foundation’s New Scholar in Aging Award.

“The award will foster new studies to explore unchartered areas of aging research, and also increases the visibility of my research done as a member of the Davis School of Gerontology,” said Lee. “I am truly honored to receive it.”

One of the most prestigious accolades in the field, the New Scholar in Aging Award pays up to $100,000 per year for four years to help newly independent researchers of exceptional promise study the biology of aging and aging-related diseases.

Lee joins fellow assistant professor Sean Curran as a rising scientist on the USC Leonard Davis School faculty whose extraordinary potential was recognized by the New Scholar in Aging Award. In fact, Lee sees this as a testament to the USC Leonard Davis School and its stature as the world’s oldest and largest school of gerontology.

 “Our School has long been a pioneer of aging research and I believe this is another occasion where our leading role has been appreciated,” Lee said. “I hope my association with the Ellison Medical Foundation will contribute to the School’s continuum of innovation and discoveries.”

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