Rubin Receives Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship

Rachael Rubin has been named the recipient of the 2014 Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellowship.

Initiated in the Spring of 2008 with funding from the Carle Foundation Hospital, this program provides an opportunity for a scientist to spend three years conducting independent, interdisciplinary, translational research before launching her/his formal academic career.

Rubin, who completed her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at Illinois, is interested in characterizing the consequences of impairments following traumatic brain injury, so that these findings can be translated into treatments and therapies that advance clinical care. She has previously been involved in clinical research studies at Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospital.

“I am honored to receive this fellowship and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with renowned scientists and clinicians to advance our understanding of traumatic brain injury,” said Rubin. “This fellowship ideally positions me to take full advantage of the resources at Carle Foundation Hospital and the Beckman Institute to conduct both basic and applied research, using advanced methodologies, to improve patient care.”

The Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellow Program is intended for a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. interested in conducting research in oncology or neuroscience at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The Carle Foundation Hospital-Beckman Institute Fellow is selected on the basis of his/her professional promise, capacity for independent work, interdisciplinary interests, and outstanding achievements to date.