UVM Larner College of Medicine names inaugural holder of early-career professorship

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Fri, 01/14/2022 - 11:16am -- ken@vermontbiz.com
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Diego Adrianzen Herrera, MD, a physician-scientist in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, was invested in January as the inaugural holder of the Early Career Green and Gold Professor of Medicine. The professorship is designed to provide funds to strengthen the research program of the most promising assistant professors in their first five years of their faculty appointment and to recognize the excellence and potential of the recipient’s research program.

Adrianzen Herrera, an assistant professor of medicine, member of the UVM Cancer Center and pipeline investigator of the Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health, was selected for this two-year appointment by a Department of Medicine committee headed by Mary Cushman, MD, professor and vice chair for emerging researchers. His clinical areas of expertise include the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma as well as stem cell transplant and cellular therapies.

Adrianzen Herrera received his medical degree from the Cayentano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, did residency training in internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Since joining the University of Vermont in 2019, Adrianzen Herrera has published eight peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been accepted to the Clinical Research Training Institute at the American Society of Hematology. He is currently completing a Master of Science degree in clinical and translational research at UVM.