Annual Celebration of Graduate Student Achievements

Recognizing Graduate and Professional Students for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Community Service, Teaching and Leadership During Academic Year 2021-2022

Suzanne E. Barbour

“UNC-Chapel Hill strives to provide excellence in holistic graduate education to its students. Our graduate students power the more than $1 billion research engine at Carolina. They provide service to our state and beyond as they become experts in their areas of study, and they are committed to Carolina’s undergraduate students by way of their outstanding teaching. As we celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, we thank our graduate students for their essential contributions to the University. Congratulations on your many achievements, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”

Suzanne E. Barbour
Dean of The Graduate School

Impact Awards

Graduate students and graduate alumni make an impact through their research, which benefits our state and beyond. Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students in programs throughout our University for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina.
We're pleased to present 11 Impact Awards for 2022.

Summer Research Fellowships

Summer Research Fellowships provide summer support to doctoral students so they may focus exclusively on their dissertation research. The students were selected for the quality of their work, their readiness to productively use the time this summer, and their mentors' willingness to work with them and provide guidance.
We're pleased to present 29 Summer Research Fellowships for 2022.

Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The dissertation is the highest level of graduate student scholarship. Recipients of the 2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award are making outstanding contributions — read about their research in their own words.

Mark Reeves

Mark Reeves, History

2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Humanities and Fine Arts

Lost horizons: Anticolonial internationalism, 1930-1945

Dissertation Adviser: Dabney Pennybacker

“My dissertation follows the parallel careers of anti-colonial activists from Syria, India, the Philippines and Nigeria during the 1930s and the Second World War, in order to show that anti-colonialists had an ambitious global agenda beyond nationalism. While they sought to gain independence for their countries, they also concentrated on building a new world order free of colonial domination.”

Siddhartha Biswas

Siddhartha Biswas, Economics

2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Sciences

Federal student loans, college choice, and student welfare

Dissertation Adviser: Donna B. Gilleskie

“My dissertation examines the role of federal student loans in students’ college enrollment decisions. I developed a model to highlight how loans can inform a student’s choice of institution and evaluate the gains associated with each type of college. Lastly, I compare the benefits of raising loan limits with other education subsidies for various student groups.”

Bingxin Zhao

Bingxin Zhao, Biostatistics

2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Biological and Life Sciences

Topics in high-dimensional asymptotics of ridge-type estimators

Dissertation Adviser: Hongtu Zhu

“How do genetics control the human brain? Using neuroimaging and genetics data from more than 40,000 subjects, we describe the genetic influences on brain structures and functions. More generally, we find that brain conditions are genetically related to a wide range of human behavior variables, mental health traits, and brain disorders. Neuroimaging biomarkers from biobank-scale databases can contribute to understanding the biological pathways of brain-related traits and diseases.”

Rachel E. Bangle

Rachel E. Bangle, Chemistry

2022 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Interfacial electron transfer for solar energy conversion: kinetic and mechanistic insights

Dissertation Adviser: Jerry Meyer

“Interfacial electron transfer, the movement of electrons between solid surfaces and nearby molecules, is one of the most important tools we have for converting sunlight into carbon-neutral liquid fuels. In my dissertation, I examined light-induced interfacial electron transfer reactions to gain fundamental insights into the physical parameters that govern their kinetics. I also used this knowledge to develop and study new strategies to control interfacial electron transfer for solar energy conversion.”

Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student

This award, one of the Chancellor's Awards at Carolina, recognizes graduate and professional students who demonstrate exemplary character, scholarship, leadership and service by giving above and beyond to the greater University community.

Kate Brandt

Kate Brandt

Kate Brandt, a doctoral student in geography, is the 2022 recipient of the Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student.

Brandt’s many nominations noted her persistent advocacy on behalf of graduate and professional students. As a vice president with Graduate and Professional Student Government, she has served students by clarifying policies and procedures related to COVID-19, hosting town halls, and has served on various advisory committees. In addition, her colleagues noted her dedication to research, to mentoring undergraduate students, and to the graduate student experience.

“It is clear that Kate has outstanding character, scholarship, leadership, and has dedicated her time and efforts in service to the University,” one nominee wrote.

It is an honor to bestow the 2022 Boka Hadzija Award for Distinguished Service on Kate Brandt for her outstanding service to the University community.

Excellence in Graduate Student Services Award

Student services managers work hard to support graduate students' academic success and professional development. The Graduate and Professional Student Government and The Graduate School are pleased to present an award in recognition of this important work.

Olivia Hopkins

Olivia Hopkins

Olivia Hopkins, student services coordinator for the Department of Communication, is the 2022 recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Student Services Award.

Despite taking on additional administrative roles on top of student service manager, Olivia has still gone above and beyond to be there for students. Students recognize how responsive she is to their needs, and Olivia even makes herself available on weeknights and weekends if a situation warrants it. Students have commented that Olivia has helped foster a sense of community with the Communications department at a time when people feel very isolated, and she makes it a point to check in with each student about their well-being. Many people within the department appreciate her warmth, adaptability, and sense of humor.

It is an honor to present the 2022 Excellence in Graduate Student Services award to Olivia Hopkins in recognition of her tremendous dedication to graduate students in the Communication Studies graduate program.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support

Directors of graduate studies provide exemplary leadership. The Graduate School is pleased to honor the many ways they provide outstanding support for graduate programs and their students.

Michael Palm

Michael Palm

Michael Palm is an associate professor in the Department of Communication, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has served as director of graduate studies since 2019.

His nomination noted his profound dedication to graduate studies in the department and to graduate education more broadly. Palm has made himself available to graduate students through multiple avenues, including by establishing weekly meetings. “What impresses me most about Professor Palm’s work as DGS is his sincere care and attention to the graduate students,” one nominee wrote. “Professor Palm is committed to ensuring that our program is a space where all students can thrive.”

During his time as DGS, Palm has started an emergency fund to support graduate student needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted town-hall-style meetings to provide an open forum for graduate students, and has supported graduate students who are also parents of young children.

It is an honor to present 2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support to Michael Palm, in recognition of his tremendous dedication to graduate students in the Department of Communication.

Dean’s Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education

This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond what is normally required to make significant contributions that impact graduate education.

Ronald Strauss

Ronald Strauss

The Graduate School is pleased to name Dr. Ronald Strauss as the 2022 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education. Originally from New York City, Strauss earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Queens College and doctorates in sociology and in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He was recruited to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1974, where he rose through the ranks to become chair of the Department of Dental Ecology in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.

Dr. Strauss has also served as chief international officer for the University, during which he oversaw several initiatives that paved the way for all students—undergraduate, graduate and professional—to have international experiences. From 2011 until 2022, Dr. Strauss served as executive vice provost. In that role, he has overseen a broad portfolio, ranging from faculty affairs, to academic program development and review, and much more.

In making the award, Suzanne Barbour, dean of The Graduate School, noted:

“During his long, storied career at the University, Dr. Strauss has been a caring, thoughtful leader who has made a tremendous difference in the lives and careers of students and faculty alike. In his own quiet, humble way, he has worked, often behind the scenes, to ensure our graduate programs have the information and resources they need to attain and maintain excellence. Generations of UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students have Dr. Strauss to thank for the quality of the education they received and the opportunities they were able to pursue while at the University. He epitomizes the concept of servant leadership and serves as a model for other campus leaders to follow.

Ron, thank you for your contributions and for setting a high bar for the rest of us to meet as we strive to attain excellence in graduate education.”
Suzanne E. Barbour, Dean

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

Ava Vargason

Ava Vargason, Pharmacy

Ava Vargason, a Ph.D. candidate in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy in its Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, presented her research on bacteria in the gut and received first prize, which comes with $1,000. Her research focuses on the trillions of microbes in our bodies, which are vital for our health. Colon cancer, allergies, and other medical diagnoses have been linked to microbial imbalances. Vargason’s research centers on how to restore the balance of the microbiome by allowing for beneficial bacteria to stay in the intestinal tract and have healing effects. The idea is to have the body recognize and embrace new bacteria, instead of expelling it, in order to allow for treatment—something she has observed in mice through her research..

Vargason said completing her Ph.D. gave her the ability to analyze information quickly and draw connections where they’re needed in order to solve a pressing challenge.

“I can use all of these skills,” Vargason said. “Because you have to think so much about information and different sides of a scientific problem, one thing it has given me is a little more empathy for where people are coming from in the ways they understand research.”

View Ava Vargason's campus 3MT presentation.

Additional Awards and Distinctions

Throughout the year, organizations and programs throughout UNC-Chapel Hill honor graduate students for their contributions. These honors recognize mentorship, leadership, excellence in undergraduate teaching and other important areas.

Gwendolyn Harrison Smith Community Award

  • Deanna Stewart, Nursing

Paul and Frances Hoch Founders Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Student Advocacy

  • Caitlin O'Loughlin, Education

Graduate School Leadership Development Scholars

  • Emily Bulik-Sullivan & Amanda Velez, Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Navigating academic training, careers, and life in the era of climate change
  • Elissavet Chartampila, Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Exploring Science and Addressing Misinformation
  • Gilbert Giri, Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Telling Your Story: Accidental Discoveries
  • Anneliese Long, Anthropology
    • Alternative Career Paths for PhD Students in Anthropology: Career Panel from Practicing Anthropologists

GPSG Student Excellence in Mentoring Award

  • Daniel Bacon, Organizational Behavior, Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Ben Rogers, School of Medicine

Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2022)

  • Deanna Corin, Geography
  • Caylin Luebeck and Lindsay Savelli, Public health
  • Lindsay Savelli, Department
  • Janae Shaheed, Psychology
  • Diane Slocum, Anthropology
  • Ann Suk, Anthropology
  • Katherine Tyrlik, Epidemiology
  • Julio Villa-Palomino, Anthropology
  • Meera Parikh and Hannah Black, Medicine
  • William Zahran and Wesley Morris, Education

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • Kaki Ann Ryan, Computer Science
  • Samuel Schmitt, Political Science
  • Aaron Smith, Computer Science
  • Chris Strauss, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Cristian Walk, History

Order of the Golden Fleece Inductees

  • Cortland Gilliam, Education
  • Andrea Pino, American Studies
  • AhDream Smith, Dramatic Arts

Prestigious External Fellowship Winners

External fellowships, which are highly competitive awards from the federal government and other organizations, add to Carolina’s reputation as one of the world’s leading public research universities. This academic year, 269 graduate students campus-wide, who represent 48 academic programs, received prestigious external fellowships.

  • Anthropology

  • Courtney Canter, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
  • Bryan Dougan, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Julio Gutierrez, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
  • Ampson Hagan, Boston College, African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Anusha Hariharan, Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Chu-Wen Hsieh, Japanese Studies Fellowship
  • Moriah James, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Maja Jeranko, NSF Doctoral Research Improvement Grant
  • Christine Mikeska, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations PhD Fellowship
  • Dawn Rivers, American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
  • Sierra Roark, Archeological Society of Virginia Sandra Speiden Scholarship
  • Alfredo Rojas, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Julio Villa-Palomino, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Art and Art History

  • Jennifer Wu, Paul Mellon Centre Junior Fellowship
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics

  • Tatyana Bodrug, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Aki Braceros, NIH Fellowship (F31) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Gabrielle Dardis, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Baggio Evangelista, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Odessa Goudy, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sarah Parker, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Anna Wheless, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Andrew Hinton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Shelsa Marcel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Jolene Ranek, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Jamshaid Shahir, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Leslie Kent, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Biology

  • Catherine Chen, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Emily Harmon, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Howard McCarley Award
  • Luke Havens, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Michaela Copp, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Aging
  • Amanda Munsch, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Meryem Ok, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Matthew Rich, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Biostatistics

  • Marissa Ashner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Alvaro Quijano Angarita, Beca Fulbright Pasaporte a la Ciencia
  • Samuel Rosin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Bryce Rowland, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Tarek Zikry, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Cell Biology and Physiology

  • Natalie Harris, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Zayna King, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Molly Kulikauskas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rhianna Lee, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Laura McCormick, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Natalie Tanke, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Kayleigh Voos, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Ian Windham, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Aging
  • Chemistry

  • Supraja Chittari, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Erin Day, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Pedro De Jesus Cruz, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Rachael Ditzler, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Anna Fraser, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sondrica Goines, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Caitlin Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Aldo Jordan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Samantha Litvin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Lauren McRae, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Vincent Pistritto, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rebecca Radomsky, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Patric Sadecki, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joshua Simpson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Amanda Smythers, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, NC NASA Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship
  • Hannah Starr, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jack Sundberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sarah Sutton, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Quentin Tercenio, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Christopher Travis, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Morgan Walker, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • City and Regional Planning

  • Atticus Jaramillo, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Lauren Prunkl, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Classics

  • Amanda Ball, Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
  • Katelin Mccullough, Teach@Tubingen Fellowship
  • Computer Science

  • Lisa Bauer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Inbar Fried, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Darryl Hannan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Shiyue Zhang, Bloomberg Data Science PhD Fellowship
  • Dentistry

  • Brittany Booth, National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice Graduate Dental Hygienist Research Grant
  • Earth, Marine, and Environmental Sciences

  • Julianne Davis, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Hunter Hughes, Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant
  • Claire Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Tyler O'Keefe, Robert and Ardis James Foundation Graduate Research Award
  • Mollie Yacano, North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Coastal Reserves Coastal Research Fellowship
  • Economics

  • Pyoungsik Kim, Predoctoral Fellowships in Health Economics Research
  • Education

  • Sarah Pedonti, Head Start Dissertation Scholarship
  • English and Comparative Literature

  • Anne Fertig, American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering

  • Jeliyah Clark, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program
  • Clara Eichler, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Catherine Mcmanus, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Haley Plaas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Riley Vickers, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Epidemiology

  • Alexandra Bukowski, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Maria Paz Cook, BIO Fulbright PhD Scholarship
  • Kristen Cowan, Quick Response-Research in the US Territories Grant
  • LaShaunta Glover, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Katherine Gora Combs, Reserve Organization of America Henry J. Reilly Scholarship
  • Hanna Jardel, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Christopher Jensen, Endowed Young Investigator Award in Geriatric Oncology in Honor of Dr. Arti Hurria
  • Daeeun Kim, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Katherine LeMasters, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Evans Lodge, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Rae Anne Martinez, P.E.O. Scholar Award
  • Clare Meernik, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Joyce Rhoden, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Denise St. Jean, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarship
  • Marina Sweeney, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Alvin Thomas, NIH Fellowship (F99) - National Institute on Aging
  • Samantha Tulenko, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Deanna Zhu, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Nicole Arruda, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sarah Brotman, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Rachel Cherney, NIH Fellowship (F31) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Gabrielle Gentile, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Philip Grayeski, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Brea Hampton, NIH Fellowship (F99) - National Institute on Aging
  • Emma Hinkle, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Nisitha Sengottuvel, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Matt Stevenson, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Eliza Thulson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Carolyn Turcotte, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Aging
  • Hannah Wiedner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Geography

  • Mary Biggs, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Pallavi Gupta, Evelyn L. Pruitt National Fellowship for Dissertation Research
  • Michael Hawkins, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Saud Jabr, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Lara Lookabaugh, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Joshua Shelly, Rosenzweig Minerva Center at Hebrew University Doctoral Fellowship
  • Health Behavior

  • Deborah Baron, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Julie Kafka, National Collaborative for Gun Violence Research Dissertation Award
  • Gisella Tellys Lie, Fulbright Master's Degree Scholarship
  • Christine Schalkoff, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Drug Abuse
  • Victoria Shelus, Fulbright US Student Award
  • Health Policy and Management

  • Danielle Brathwaite, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Loren Oh, NIH Dissertation Award (R36) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Rumana Rabbani, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarship
  • History

  • Clare Byers, Chateaubriand Fellowship
  • Rachel Cochran, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Laura Cox, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Alison Curry, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Dissertation Research Grant
  • Oskar Czendze, The Center for Jewish History Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Graduate Research Fellowship
  • David Dry, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Arianne Ekinci, SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Maddie James, DAAD Doctoral Research Grant
  • Luke Jeske, Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Nurlan Kabdylkhak, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Dissertation Research Grant
  • Cody Love, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Mira Markham, SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Tess Megginson, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
  • Zora Piskacova, Central European History Society Travel and Research Grant, Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship "Beyond Borders"
  • Emily Taylor, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, James Scobie Pre-Dissertation Research Award
  • Abbey Warchol, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Steven Weber, Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique Jeanne Marandon Scholarship
  • Morgan Wilson, Fulbright US Student Award
  • Human Movement Science

  • Hannah Cabre, National Strength and Conditional Association Foundation Challenge Scholarship
  • Christine Callahan, Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions Scholarship of Excellence
  • Derek Dewig, William Prentice/MAATA (D3) Scholarship/NATA District 3, NATAF Doctoral Student Grant
  • Hayden Dewig, National Strength and Conditional Association Foundation Challenge Scholarship, NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center Pilot Grant
  • Jaeho Jang, The American College of Sports Medicine Carl V. Gisolfi Memorial Fund
  • Aliza Nedimyer, National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Doctoral Student Grant
  • David Rowland, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Materials Science

  • Margaret Daly, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nicholas Lauersdorf, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Maternal and Child Health

  • Clara Busse, ORISE Research Participation Program
  • Isabel Morgan, Birth Equity Research Scholars Program
  • Mathematics

  • Bryn Barker, DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
  • Madelyne Brown, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Olivia Chandrasekhar, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Samantha Moore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Microbiology and Immunology

  • Shane Falcinelli, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Jennifer Loome, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Cesar Lopez, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institue of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Musicology

  • Aldwyn Hogg, Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship
  • Erin Pratt, Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Doctoral Fellowship
  • Neuroscience

  • Sean Gay, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Madison Glass, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Angel Huang, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Amber Kline, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Shenee Martin, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Aging
  • Minna McFarland, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Julie Necarsulmer, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Institute on Aging
  • Maria Magdalena Ortiz, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rahul Patel, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Luis Quintanilla, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Aging
  • Ryan Tyler, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Manhua Zhu, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Drug Abuse
  • Nursing

  • Harry Adynski, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Laurina Barriga, Carolina East Foundation Hageman Scholarship, Emergency Nursing Association Gil and Billie Gillespie Hispanic Heritage Scholarship
  • Liz Bernhardt, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Ya-Ning Chan, Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
  • Cass Dictus, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Mary Killela, Henry Spencer Scholarship
  • Ashley Loupe, Behavioral Health Integration Scholarship
  • Anna Matthews, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Jennifer Nance, Oncology Nursing Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
  • Tina Ohuche, ANA SMAHSA Minority Fellowship Program
  • Chiao-Hsin Teng, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
  • Nutrition

  • Ashley Aguillard, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Ellen Druebbisch, NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Shannon McDonell, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Matthew Combs, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Taylor Dismuke, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Cherise Glodowski, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Alina Hamilton, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Ben Keepers, NIH Fellowship (F30) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Jean Marie Mwiza, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Aaron Devanathan, AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Rebecca Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jordan Joiner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jacqueline Gerhart, AFPE Fred Eshelman Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Alison Mercer-Smith, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Rachel Parry, Agency for Health Research Quality - R36 Dissertation Award
  • Rebeca Stiepel, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Ava Vargason, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Isabella Young, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Pharmacology

  • Ana Cartaya, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2021 Eastman Summer Grant or Fellowship in Analytical Chemistry and Polymer Characterization
  • Mingyu Choi, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Ryan Murphy, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Mariah Stewart, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Andrew Truong, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Sandra Zarmer, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Nicholas Bryden, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Matthew Fields, NC Space Grant
  • Ramses Gonzalez Chavez, NC Space Grant
  • Benjamin Kaiser, NC Space Grant
  • Michele Kelley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Reilly Milburn, NC Space Grant
  • Nolan Miller, Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award
  • Joseph Moscoso, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Alexander Sobotka, NC Space Grant
  • Taylor Stevenson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • A. Turchaninova, NC Space Grant
  • Political Science

  • Courtney Blackington, Fulbright US Student Award, Title VIII Critical Research and Language Scholarship
  • Isabel Laterzo, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Anthony Lindsay, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Isaac Mehlhaff, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

  • Samantha Abrams, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Gabriella Alvarez, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Adrienne Bonar, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Marketa Burnett, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • Matthew Clayton, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rachael Flatt, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Manuel Galvan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarship
  • Samantha Hellberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • April Highlander, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Louisa Kane, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Ruofan Ma, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award
  • Margarett McBride, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Madison Mccall, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarship
  • Catherine Paquette, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Drug Abuse
  • Shveta Parekh, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Drug Abuse
  • Madeline Robertson, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Anais Rodriguez-Thompson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Christopher Urban, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Danica Wilbanks, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Emily Witt, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Insitute on Drug Abuse
  • Public Health

  • Kathryn Horneffer, David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship
  • Zachary Kadro, Ather Ali Scholarship for Naturopathic Physicians
  • Public Policy

  • Johnathan Conzelmann, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Kellen Kane, LGBTQ and Racial Justice Small Grant
  • Religious Studies

  • Jocelyn Burney, Carol and Eric Meyers ECA Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Isaiah Ellis, Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship
  • Beck Henriksen, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Hinasahar Muneeruddin, American Association of University Women American Fellowship
  • Social Work

  • Hayden Dawes, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholarship
  • Claire McNellan, CICM Pilot Project
  • Sociology

  • Melissa Manzanares, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Shreya Parikh, Center for International Studies of Sciences Po Doctoral Fellowship
  • Fatima Touma, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Austin Vo, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Toxicology

  • Elise Hickman, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Eva Vitucci, NIH Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences