Waisman investigator receives award recognizing her outstanding mentorship of women scientists

Pelin Cengiz, MD, was recently awarded the 2022 Women’s Health Research Mentorship Award by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) and the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH).

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Astrogliosis following hypoxia-ischemia (HI) related brain injury plays a role in increased morbidity and mortality in neonates. Recent clinical studies indicate that the severity of brain injury appears to be sex-dependent and that male neonates are more susceptible to the effects of HI resulting in worse neurological outcomes compared to females with comparable brain injuries.