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Honors and Awards
Third-year medical student, Andres Chang, received an invitation and travel grant to attend the 2012 “Attracting MD/PhD Students into Gastroenterology Workshop,” which takes place March 9th and 10th in Chicago
Benjamin Fowler (G1), was selected to receive a travel grant for his presentation titled, “Dicer1 Protects RPE Cells by Regulating Caspase-1 and MyD88 Activation,” at the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL May 6 through 10, 2012.
Zachary Fulkerson (M3) was selected as Vice-Chair for the American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meeting Committee (April 2011). The APSA 7th Annual Meeting took place April 15-17, 2011 in Chicago.
Caitlin Shannon Latimer (M3) was selected by The Endocrine Society to receive a 2011 Endocrine Trainee Day Travel Award, an application-based opportunity offered to the brightest medical and graduate students. (The convention was June 4-7, 2011 in Boston). The award allowed Caitlin and her mentor, Dr. Nada Porter, to attend the annual ENDO meeting and present their work on Vitamin D.
Scott Silva’s (M3) recent first-author article, “VEGFR-2 expression in carcinoid cancer cells and its role in tumor growth and metastasis,” was selected as the cover story for the March 2011 issue of International Cancer Journal. Scott’s co-author was his mentor, Mark Evers, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Oncology Service, and Director of the Markey Cancer Center.
In October, 2011, the online journal, Science Signaling, highlighted (M3) Zack Fulkerson’s paper, “Binding of autotaxin to integrins localizes lysophosphatidic acid production to platelets and mammalian cells,” (originally published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry) as an “Editor’s Choice.”
In November, 2011, Luke Broster (G1), presented a ‘Hot Topic’ poster titled, “Left frontal brain potentials differentiate mild cognitive impairment from normal aging during a working memory task,” at the annual Society of Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC.
Congrats to 2011 graduate Jim Butler for his article, “Sex-specific parent-of-origin allelic expression in the mouse brain,” published in the August 2010 issue of the journal Science. The article was chosen by Faculty of 1000 as the best article in neuroscience for the month of October 2010. Jim is now doing his residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Abdel Salous received an award at Cardiovascular Research Day (October 22, 2010)
Zachary Fulkerson selected as Gordon Research Seminar co-chair
Andres Chang was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (July 1, 2010)
Mellani Lefta was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (July 1, 2010)
Zachary Fulkerson selected for the American Physician Scientists Association Annual Meeting Committee
Zachary Fulkerson was awarded a research fellowship (F30) from the National Institute of Health (January 8, 2010)
Abdel Salous was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (June 20, 2009)
Michelle Stephens participated in the Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience Symposium (May 2009)
Michelle Stephens received an award at the Graduate Student Poster Presentation during the Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, University of Kentucky (April 2009)
Andres Chang received an Experimental Biology Graduate Student Travel Award
Romulo Albuquerque selected to present at the 2009 Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Research to Prevent Blindness Forum
Michelle Stephens was invited to speak at the 12th International Conference on In Vivo Methods in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (August 2008)
Janelle Reed received Outstanding Leadership and Community Service Award from the Department of Family Medicine
Romulo Albuquerque awarded a RPB Medical Student Fellowship
Christina Hines awarded Medical Student Research Award
(May 17, 2005)
Biochemistry student received NIH predoctoral award
(August 6, 2004)
Janelle Reed received NIH predoctoral award
Janelle Reed selected for a Young Investigator Educational Enhancement Award from the American Society for Neurochemistry
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