I am ASCPT: Cecilia Chung

Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 1/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

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Cecilia Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

What Does Receiving the Leon I. Goldberg Early Investigator Award Mean to You?
I am honored to join such a distinguished group of clinical pharmacologists. Their accomplishments set a very high bar.

Who Has Inspired You In Your Career?
Michael Stein, MD, who showed me the value of interdisciplinary research and how intellectually rewarding a career in research and, particularly, in clinical pharmacology could be.

How Do You Keep Focused and Motivated?
Working with a very talented and diverse group of people in my lab and with excellent mentors and collaborators. There is no way to lose motivation when you can discuss so many interesting ideas and pieces of data with them.

What’s One Thing People Would be Surprised to Know About You?
That I completed two half-marathons—kudos to the best personal trainer ever.

What is the Most Important Leadership Lesson You Have Learned the Hard Way?
Not necessarily the hard way, but I would say that leadership matters and that good leaders listen and work for their group rather than for themselves.

Dr. Chung has been a member of ASCPT since 2019.

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