Dr. Chika Nwachukwu, Dr. Olutoyosi Ogunkua, and Dr. Luis Sifuentes-Dominguez

Originally scheduled for April 17, 2020, An Evening with DocStars was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus; however, The Cary Council’s commitment to advance promising biomedical research remains steadfast.

We wish to recognize and give thanks to our event sponsors and various donors throughout the year who generously supported medical innovation and achievement during the most difficult of times and made this year’s funding possible. Our community’s investment in The Cary Council’s mission and medical research has already made a marked impact on the research of six former DocStar recipients, who have sought and received additional funding that is 10 times more than the initial grant amounts.

The Cary Council is pleased to announce our 2020 DocStar grant recipients. For a third year, these DocStar grants are providing crucial funding for the early stage research of young investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center who demonstrate great promise for continued discovery in their fields.

Chika Nwachukwu, M.D., Ph.D.
Developing safer and more effective treatment options for cervical cancers

Olutoyosi Ogunkua, M.D.
Addressing life-threatening risks and complications during childbirth

Luis Sifuentes-Dominguez, M.D.
Creating novel treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease