Aaron K. Styer, MD, a physician-scientist and reproductive endocrinologist for the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, has been awarded a 2011–2012 HMS Office for Diversity and Community Partnership Faculty Fellowship.The fellowship provides two years of support in the amount of $50,000 per year toward the professional development of junior faculty. Styer’s research project is “Defining the Utility of MicroRNA Expression Profiles to Predict Ethnic Differences in the Clinical Presentation of Uterine Fibroids.” His mentor will be Bo R. Rueda, PhD, also of the MGH Vincent Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The MGH was named to The Scientist's 2011 Best Places to Work for Postdocs list. The ranking was determined by a web-based survey of scientists working in academia, industry and noncommercial research institutions. While this is the first time the MGH has been named as a Best Place to Work for Postdocs, the hospital has been on The Scientist's list of Best Places to Work in Academia since 2007.