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Joel Baumgart, PhD ’08

Joel Baumgart, PhD ’08

The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Joel P. Baumgart, PhD ’08 with the inaugural 2018 Early Achievement Award (Scientific).

Dr. Baumgart is the senior research program officer in the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia, an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacology at Cornell University Weill Medical College, and an associate editor of the journal Science & Diplomacy.

He was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania in 2015-16. Before his time abroad, he was a policy fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology’s Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health, and a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Baumgart was a professor of anatomy and physiology at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute at Princeton University, a New York Academy of Sciences Education Fellow, an Epilepsy Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, a visiting scholar at the Université de Montpellier, a visiting associate professor at the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, and a writer at the Core Knowledge Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and has recently been selected to the New Voices program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.