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Honors and Awards

Dr. Cushion was recognized for her contributions in the pre-clinical drug development area by being selected as the recipient of the 2017 American Society for Microbiology Research Award, ASM’s premier award honoring outstanding accomplishment in antimicrobial research.

  • She was selected for the 2011 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women
  • Senior Research Career Scientist (VA) 2020-2027
  • Recent Chair of the NIH AIDS Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancers
  • Infectious Diseases Study Section B member, Veterans Affairs
  • Member of the JPC-2 military Operational Medicine and Military Infectious Diseases Research Program Review and Analysis
  • She was elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2009

Steven Sayson:

  • ASIP Trainee Scholar Award for Excellence in Inflammation Research, 2020;
  • GSGA Research Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 2020
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Melanie T. Cushion, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Senior Research Career Scientist, VAMC
Phone: 513-558-7540