Trainee Accolades - Archived


Congratulations to LaNisha Patterson for her F31 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, successful, and independent research scientists to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. LaNisha is a fifth-year PhD graduate student in the Cell Biology Graduate Program. Her mentor is Dr. Jere McBride, Professor in the Department of Pathology. Congratulations LaNisha!


Congratulations to Sarah van Tol for being awarded an F31 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, successful, and independent research scientists to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. Sarah is a fifth-year PhD graduate student in the Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program. Her mentors are Dr. Alexander Freiberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Director of the Robert E. Shope Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory, and Dr. Ricardo Rajsbaum, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Congratulations Sarah!


Congratulations to Kathleen McDonough for being awarded an F99/K00 - NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The purpose of the NIH Blueprint D-SPAN Award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. Katie’s mentors are Dr. Jun-Ho La, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy, and Dr. Jin Mo Chung, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy. Congratulations!


Congratulations to Ms. Olivia Solomon for her completion of the Yale Ciencia Academy Fellowship! The Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) is a year-long program that equips biomedical or health sciences doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds in the final 1-2 years of their programs with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to find great postdoctoral positions that will further their academic interests and career goals. Olivia’s mentor is Dr. Gracie Vargas, Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Anatomy. Congratulations!