Nichols Named Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator by APS

Nicole Nichols, PhD, an assistant professor in the CVM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, was named the recipient of the 2022 Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award by the American Physiological Society. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of physiological sciences research and is recognized by the Association of American Universities as prestigious.

The award was established in 1998, in memory of Shih-Chun Wang, an internationally recognized professor of pharmacology at Columbia University, for his research contributions in the areas of neurophysiology and neuropharmacology with an emphasis on brain stem control mechanisms. Included with the award is a $10,000 honorarium, designated for use in research programs, complimentary early registration to attend and be recognized at the APS meeting at experimental biology, an annual meeting of five societies that explores the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Participants represent academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry.

To be eligible for the award, Nichols provided a five-page bio sketch, detailing her current and overall body of work in physiological research, along with three letters of recommendation and other materials. In her description of outstanding promise, Nichols wrote, “I have a demonstrated record of successful and productive research in an area of considerable relevance to the physiological sciences. I currently have 40 peer-reviewed publications, with 24 of them first or last author, and 25 have been published since I began my position at the University of Missouri.”

By Nick Childress