Creighton University's Devendra K. Agrawal, Ph. D., senior associate dean for Clinical and Translational Research at Creighton University School of Medicine, was elected as a Fellow in the Cardiovascular Section of The American Physiological Society (APS) in late April. Fellowship is voted on annually and is open to active members of APS who have demonstrated continuous, meritorious research in cardiovascular physiology. Agrawal is already a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and of the American Heart Association.
Holder of the Peekie Nash Carpenter Endowed Chair and the University's Distinguished Faculty Service Award winner in 2012, Agrawal's lengthy and impressive career documents a solid history of achievement - as a researcher, scholar and administrator - since his arrival at Creighton in 1985.
Agrawal has received Creighton's Outstanding Mentor Award, University Research Award, Distinguished Professor Award from the School of Medicine, and Distinguished Faculty Award from the Health Sciences Multicultural Affairs Program.
As the holder of six active RO1 awards - the most prestigious of awards from the National Institutes of Health - he ranks among a very elite group. In 2009 - the most recent year for which statistics are available - only 18 U.S. researchers or less than one-tenth of one percent of NIH awardees - could claim this distinction. His major research interests include the pathophysiology of allergy and bronchial asthma as well as the mechanisms underlying intimal hyperplasia, restenosis and plaque stability.