Rollins Professor Wins the 2021 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award for Extensive Birth Defects Work

Vijaya Kancherla, PhD

Vijaya Kancherla, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins, recently won the 2021 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award from the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (SBDRP, previously Teratology Society) for her vast body of work on birth defects epidemiology. This award honors F. Clarke Fraser, one of the founding members of the SBDRP for his many contributions to the field of developmental toxicology. During the awards ceremony this summer, Kancherla will give a presentation related to her research, which will serve as a demonstration to pre- and postdoctoral students of the development of an independent career in birth defects research. Read the full story.