Mojtaba S. Fazli

James L. Carmon Award 2019 Mojtaba S. Fazli, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, focuses on developing computational tools for tracking and modeling biological systems on multiple scales. In one project, he uses cutting-edge machine learning and computer vision techniques to observe dynamic motion patterns of...

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Jieun Lee

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2019 Jieun Lee completed a Ph.D. in theatre and performance studies and a graduate certificate in women’s studies in spring 2018 and is now assistant professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. In her...

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Ana M. Gutiérrez-Colina

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2019 Ana M. Gutiérrez-Colina, a recent graduate student in the Department of Psychology and current postdoctoral fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, investigates cross-cutting issues relevant to multiple pediatric populations. Her work examines adherence to prescribed medication regimes, quality of life,...

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Xiaoxiao Sun

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2019 Xiaoxiao Sun, who completed his Ph.D. in statistics in 2018, is now a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Arizona. He has combined creativity, computational skills and statistical knowledge to take on important challenges in the modern development of data...

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Zheng Ruan

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2019 Zheng Ruan earned his Ph.D. in bioinformatics in 2018, delving deeply into how signaling proteins work in both normal and disease states. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combined bioinformatics, biochemistry and cell biology, he uncovered the mechanisms by which cancer mutations...

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Jitendra Pant

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2019 Jitendra Pant focused on developing and characterizing nitric oxide-releasing materials for use in biomedical and tissue engineering applications for his Ph.D. dissertation, completed in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering. The biomaterials he developed have been reported to have...

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Philip Limerick

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2019 Philip Limerick completed his Ph.D. in Romance languages with a concentration in Hispanic linguistics and is now adjunct instructor of Spanish at Eastern Kentucky University. His doctoral research addressed the emergence of new varieties of Spanish among immigrant populations in the...

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Douglas Atkinson

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Award 2019 Douglas Atkinson earned a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Cardiff in Wales, United Kingdom, after completing his Ph.D. in political science and international affairs in 2018. Many scholars of international conflict argue that war onset, duration and termination can...

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Bertranna Muruthi

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2018 Bertranna Muruthi is a doctoral graduate of the Marriage and Family Therapy program in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Central to her research is the analysis of factors related to risk and resilience for immigrant families. She...

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Danielle Jensen-Ryan

Graduate Student Excellence-in-Research Awards 2018 Danielle Jensen-Ryan, a recent doctoral candidate in anthropology, is recognized for her innovative work in environmental policy. She asks fundamental but previously neglected questions about how policy decisions are made and where science might belong—if at all—in the hierarchy of influences....

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