John. J. Gallagher, DNP, RN, trauma program manager for Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, was elected secretary of the National Board of Directors of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses is the largest specialty-nursing organization in the world. Joining the board last year, Gallagher is an expert in respiratory monitoring and mechanical ventilation as well as intra-abdominal hypertension/compartment syndrome. He also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Critical Care.
Liling Wan, PhD, an assistant professor of Cancer Biology, assistant investigator in the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, and a member of the Penn Epigenetics Institute, received a $100,000 research grant from the Leukemia Research Foundation. Her work will focus on targeting the chromatin reader protein in acute leukemias. Wan is one of just 13 researchers to receive this grant, which is awarded to new investigators through the Foundation’s Hollis Brownstein Research Grants Program.