Cecilia Sánchez

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2021 Cecilia Sánchez, who completed her Ph.D. in December 2019, is a research scientist at EcoHealth Alliance. She studies viral spillover from bats to humans. For her doctoral research, Sánchez examined how urban living affects wildlife movement, exposure to environmental contaminants,...

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Mauricio Seguel

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2020 Mauricio Seguel, who completed his Ph.D. in 2018 at the College of Veterinary Medicine, is a postdoctoral research associate in the Odum School of Ecology. He focused his doctoral research on a disease caused by a nematode parasite—the hookworm Uncinaria...

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Ania Majewska

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2020 Ania Majewska, who completed her Ph.D. in July 2019, is a postdoctoral research fellow at Emory University. She studies the evolution of pathogen virulence in response to imperfect vaccination. For her doctoral research, Majewska studied how the choices made by...

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Brittney S. Harris

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2020 Brittney S. Harris, an MFA graduate of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, is a visiting assistant professor of theatre at Old Dominion University. Her research assesses the psychological effects of violence in the media on the millennial African...

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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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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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Alexandra Scharf

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2017 Alexandra Scharf, a recent doctoral graduate in bioengineering and large animal medicine and surgery, is recognized for her research in MRI-based molecular and cellular imaging and the application of this technology to cell-based, regenerative therapies. Scharf has been instrumental in developing...

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Daniel Becker

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2018 Daniel Becker, a recent doctoral graduate in ecology, is recognized for his explorations of food subsidies and infectious disease both broadly and in vampire bats. In Latin America, vampire bat populations have expanded during recent decades in response to the...

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David K. Thomson

Robert C. Anderson Memorial Award 2017 David K. Thomson, a recent doctoral graduate in history, is recognized for his groundbreaking scholarship on financing of the American Civil War, which cost the federal government $3.2 billion. Thomson traveled across the U.S. and globally to understand the role of...

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