MENÚ
Back to Blog

Meet the Champion: Dr. Richard Kurten, Winner of the 2019 Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr. Research Achievement Award

23 de mayo de 2019

Every two years, Arkansas Children’s honors physicians, scientists and clinical teams who exemplify what it means to be champions for children at the Ruth Olive Beall Recognition Awards. The Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr. Research Achievement Award is awarded to a scientist at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute who has distinguished himself or herself through extraordinary scientific research that will have a lasting impact on the health, development, and well-being of children and their families.

The 2019 recipient of the Fiser Award is Dr. Richard Kurten, a consummate scientist who excels as an educator, researcher and advocate. Dr. Kurten received his doctorate in Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in endocrinology at University of California, San Diego in 1996.

In 1996, he joined the UAMS Department of Physiology and Biophysics as an Assistant Professor. From 2000 to 2011, he served as the Director of the Confocal and Digital Microscopy Laboratory at UAMS and currently serves as an associate professor in Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

In 2003, he established the Lung Cell Biology Laboratory at Arkansas Children's Research Institute, with the primary goal of advancing research in asthma and respiratory disease. Here's more about this award-winning collaborator, mentor and gifted scientist.

Recent Posts

July 18, 2019

Coping with Cancer: One Family's Journey from Diagnosis to Recovery

Erin Johnson still has the text message she got from the daycare teacher on the morning of October...Leer más

July 14, 2019

Ask the Expert: The Dangers of Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke

By now, most adults know the risks of smoking. But do you know the effects of secondhand and...Leer más

July 12, 2019

Arkansas Children's Cleft Lip & Palate Program Helps Family Redefine "Normal"

At Jaxon's 20-week appointment, his mom, Megan learned that her family's definition of "normal"...Leer más

Featured Expertsarticles-icon