Joe Ryan Received the 2016 Lepow Award at the Graduate Student Research Day Posted on June 15, 2016June 24, 2016 by Kristin Wallace Joe Ryan received the 2016 Lepow Award at the Graduate Student Research Day on June 10, 2016. This award, established in 1986 in honor of Dr. Irwin H. Lepow, a well-known faculty member, researcher and founding father of UConn Health, is given to the outstanding fourth-year student in the Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program. Joe is an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Department of Immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Adam Adler and Dr. Anthony Vella.