Resident Alum Receives NASPGHAN Research Award

Valentina Shakhnovich, MD, a 2011 Department of Pediatrics residency graduate, received the 2015 Young Faculty Clinical Investigator Research Award from the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN).

Dr. Shakhnovich is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pharmacologist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

She received the award for her abstract, “Pantoprazole Pharmacokinetics in Obesity: Where Genes and Size Collide,” which she will present on October 10, 2015, at the annual NASPGHAN meeting in Washington D.C.