Dr. Janice DeMoor is the 2020 recipient of the Staff Award of Excellence. Dr. DeMoor began working with Lawson in 2007 as a Scientific Writer on Dr. Frank Prato’s research team, helping to develop grant applications. Although funding for this role eventually ran out, it was obvious that Dr. DeMoor was extremely valuable to researchers and to the institute as a whole. She joined Lawson’s Administration team in 2013 and has established an outstanding Grant Development team, supporting all of Lawson’s researchers.
Dr. Chris McIntyre is the 2020 recipient of the Lawson Impact Awards Scientist of the Year award. He is a world expert and leader in the fields of nephrology and applied imaging, with focus on cardiac injury due to dialysis. Cardiac stunning, one of the major causes for the development of cardiorenal syndrome type IV, was discovered by Dr.
In severe cases, COVID-19 causes a patient’s immune system to go into overdrive. Termed the ‘cytokine storm,’ this creates hyperinflammation which wreaks havoc on the body. While therapies are currently limited, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute are exploring novel treatments that could calm the cytokine storm and improve patient outcomes.