Matthew Milloway, Class of 2016 at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is the recipient of the George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award in Health Research presented by the Triangle Community Foundation.
The $5,000 award will help fund Milloway’s continued research in laboratory of Adam Moeser, an associate professor of gastrointestinal biology and swine medicine in the CVM Department of Population Health and Pathobiology. Milloway’s project focuses on the impact of early life stress on nerve-mast interactions in the gastrointestinal tract.
The George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award is an initiative by the Triangle Community Foundation to support the pre-doctoral research of veterinary students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career veterinary and biomedical research.
The award is named in honor of the 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Hitchings, who founded Triangle Community Foundation, believed “a small amount of money given at the right time to young researchers could have catalytic effects on their scientific productivity and their careers.” He donated the proceeds from his Nobel Prize for this purpose.
Dr. Hitching also was a former president and chair of the Board of Directors of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) and in 1998, BWF gave $500,000 to Triangle Community Foundation to establish the George H. Hitchings Fund for Health Research in his memory.