Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, founding director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, has been awarded the IU President’s Medal for Excellence. IU President Michael A. McRobbie surprised Dr. Shekhar with the award during the IU School of Medicine’s spring all-school meeting, which was conducted virtually on April 29.
Dr. Shekhar is also the leader of the IU Grand Challenges Precision Health Initiative, as well as the Indiana University associate vice president for university clinical affairs and research and executive dean for research affairs at the IU School of Medicine. He oversees all research-related activities at the school, which is the nation’s largest medical school.
The medal is the highest honor the university’s president can bestow. It recognizes those who have made outstanding professional achievements and provided exceptional service to the university.
In the video, President McRobbie presents Dr. Shekhar with the award and Dr. Shekhar shares some remarks.
Wade Clapp, MD, also announces the establishment of the Anantha Shekhar MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) Endowment. The fund will help support the Medical Scientist Training Program and enhance its neuroscience focus by naming a scholar in Dr. Shekhar’s name each year.