Event Date: 10/10/2018

Event Times: 5pm Reception | 6pm Program | 7pm Dessert and Coffee

Location: Froehlke Auditorium
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

The purpose of the Gwen D. Sebold Fellowship for Outstanding Research is to recognize an outstanding medical researcher or staff member and support continued research in his or her chosen field.  Since its beginning in 1988 and continuing each year thereafter, one award of $5,000 and a memorial plaque will be presented by D. David “Dewey” Sebold in memory of his sister, Gwen.

CONGRATULATIONS to James Donahue, D.V.M., Ph.D. on being this year's recipient of the Gwen D. Sebold Research Fellowship Award.  Dr. Donahue is a Project Scientist/Epidemiologist in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health (CCEPH).

Jim has made a tremendous contribution to the success of MCRI research, particularly in the area of vaccine safety. Over the past 15 years Jim has become recognized as a leading vaccine safety investigator both within and outside Vaccine Safety Datalink.  Comments from CDC regarding Jim’s contribution to the field were "James Donahue has been critical to the success of the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink Project”.

Jim has published approximately 36 research articles since joining MCRI.  In addition to his scientific contributions, Jim has demonstrated a high level of commitment to service at MCRI. The best example of this is his work as both a member of the IRB and interim Chair of the IRB; and he just rejoined the IRB this year to provide assistance with expedited reviews during a staff transition.

This year's award will be presented on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Robert Froehlke Auditorium of the Laird Center for Medical Research.  A reception will follow.