Awards


Kyle Auger
2015

National Institutes of Health Fellowship

Connor Van Meter
2017

Honorable mention for Goldwater Scholarship

Kristin O'Leary
2017

CEDIK Appalachian Health Center Scholarship

UK Undergraduate Research Travel Award

Annie Griffith
2016

Selected for National Youth Science Camp

Ben Turner
2015

National Institutes of Health Fellowship

Meenakshi Bannerjee
2013

Second Place Pre-doctoral Poster Presentation, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry Departmental Retreat

2014

Max Steckler Fellowship, University of Kentucky Graduate School

2017

Second Place at 16th Gill Heart Cardiovascular Day Postdoc Poster Competition

Brittany Carpenter
2015

T32 Fellowship

Alex Helman
2016 – 2017

Max Steckler Award

2017 – 2018

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship from National Academy of Sciences

Marisa Kamelgarn
2014

F32 Training Fellowship in Toxicology

Alex Helman
2016 – 2017

Max Steckler Award

2017 – 2018

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship from National Academy of Sciences

David Meekins
2013

Robert A. Lester Award*

University of Kentucky Dissertation Year Fellowship

Max Steckler Award

Matt Parker
2014

Robert A. Lester Award*

Rachel Sieg
2017

Midwest Zebrafish Conference (Podium Presentation)

ASBMB Travel Award

Sarah Martin Spaulding
2015

ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship

Robert A. Lester Award*

Zachary Williamson
2017

Fellowship to attend Cold Spring Harbor Course: X-Ray Methods in Structural Biology

University of Kentucky Graduate School Student Travel Award

Liuqing Yang
2014

Max Steckler Award

Chelsea Barrett
2017

ASBMB Travel Award

ASV Graduate Student Travel Award

University of Kentucky Graduate Student Travel Award

2017 – 2018

UK WISM Rising Star Award

Erik Cook
2012 – 2013

UK Graduate School Travel Award American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meeting

2015

Max Steckler Award

Yunjie Huang
2011 – 2013

American Heart Association Fellowship

2014

Max Steckler Award

Catherine Kaminski
2012 – 2013

NIH Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Training Grant

2013

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship, National Science Foundation

Graduate Travel Award

2013 – 2014

Max Steckler Award

Robert Murphy
2017

Daniel  R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award

ASBMB Travel Award

2017 – 2020

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Megan Philips 
2013

Max Steckler Award

Zoe Simmons
2017

TL1 Predoctoral Award from CCTS

Payton Stevens
2015 – 2018

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award (NIH)

NIH/NCI F31 April

Catherine Withers
2013 – 2016

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Jinchao Zhao
2014

Max Steckler Award

Jean Branttie
2015

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship

Northern Kentucky Alumni Fellowship

2016 – 2018

Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship

2017

COM Excellence in Research Graduate Fellowship

Victoria Dunlap

Tenure-track position at the University of Central Arkansas

Hye In Jang
2017

ASBMB Travel Award

2018

Max Steckler Award

Tyler Kinder
2017

ASV Graduate Student Travel Award

University of Kentucky Graduate School Student Travel Award

ASBMB Travel Awards

2018

Max Steckler Award

Farah El Najjar
2014

University of Kentucky Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship

2016

Robert A. Lester Award*

Madushi Raththagala
2017

Tenure-Track Faculty Position at Skidmore College

Kerri Beth Slaughter
2017

Honorable Mention, NSF Predoc

2018

COM Excellence in Research Graduate Fellowship

Stacy Webb
2013

Max Steckler Award

Graduate Travel Award

UK Graduate School Travel Award, American Society for Virology

2015

F31 Fellowship

2017

Robert A. Lester Award* 

2015 – 2018

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award (NIH)

Mary K. Brewer
2015

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship

Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Fellowship

2016

Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award

2017

Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award

1st Place Poster Presentation, Department of Biochemistry Spring Research Conference

Outstanding Poster Award, 34th Annual Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience (BGSFN) Spring Neuroscience Day

Meredith Eckstein
2015

Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship

2016 – Present

Diversity Supplement 02S1 for R01-ES024478-YFM

2017

Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award

ASBMB Travel Award for Experimental Biology

Travel Award

2017 – 2018

Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Fellowship

Smita Joshi
2014

Young Investigator Merit Award, 15th Midwest Platelet Conference

Graduate Student Travel Award

Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship

2015 – 2017

American Heart Association

Edita Klimyte
2014

F30 Award

Rebecca Norcross
2017

ASBMB Travel Award

Caitlyn Reidmann
2013

Graduate Travel Award

2015 

F31 Fellowship

2017

AAAS Poster Competition/Honorable Mention in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Everett Clinton Smith

Tenure-Track position at Sewanee, University of the South

Justin Welden
2018

COM Excellence in Research Graduate Fellowship

Ramon Sun 
2017

First Place at Stand Up for Your Start Business Plan Competition

Second Place at University of Kentucky Bootcamp Business Plan Competition

Co-I on COBRE grant: "Defining the Contribution of Laforin in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Metabolism and Tumorigenesis"

2018

Promoted to Research Assistant Professor

Nicolas Cifuentes
2017

Second Place in COM Postdoctoral Competition

Jessica Blackburn
2018

NIH New Innovator Award

Natasha Kyprianou
2017

Basic Urologic Research Distinguished Service Award

Sidney (Wally) Whiteheart
2018

Fellowship of the American Heart Association

Rebecca Dutch
2015

University Research Professorship

2017

President of the American Society of Virology

Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf
2017

Undergraduate Research Faculty of the Week (September)

2018

2018 COBRE Independence Macaig Award

Matthew Gentry
2017

University Research Professorship

Chair of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee

Kathleen O'Connor

University of Kentucky Women in Medicine and Science Mentorship Award Finalist

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