The LLHF would like to congratulate its 2021 Distinguished Research Scientists who received the following awards:

The Lawrence A. Smookler Award in Diabetes

Martin Valdearcos, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Start-Up Grant Project Title: “Targeting Hypothalamic Microglia to Regulate Glucose Homeostasis”

The John S. Spice Award in Aging

Kristen Berendzen, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Fellowship Grant Project Title: “Understanding Social Attachment Deficits in Frontotemporal Dementia”

“We are pleased and honored to be able to support young research scientists of extraordinary stature.”

– Peter J. Donnici, President