Richard Wainford, PhD, is the recipient of the American Physiological Society 2013 Shih-Chun Wang Young Investigator Award. This award was established in 1998, in memory of Shih-Chun Wang, to recognize an individual demonstrating outstanding promise in the field of central nervous system physiology. In addition, the award includes $4000 for use in support of Wainford’s research. This award will be presented at the American Physiological Society Annual Business Meeting on April 23 in Boston.
Wainford is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and a member of The Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. His research interests focus on the central neural control of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and blood pressure regulation in both health and disease.