The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recognized its top students recently at its annual awards banquet, held at the Cultural District Banquet Centre.
Josh Gatson accepted this year’s Graduate Faculty Award for the Outstanding Graduate of the Year. Gatson, who received a PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience last month, has been the vice president and president of the Black Graduate Student Association, and he received the 2006 Grass Fellowship in Neuroscience. Gatson will begin his postdoctorate fellowship in the lab of Dr. Sam Gandy, a world-renowned Alzheimer’s researcher, at Emory University in July.
The Edward E. Elko Award for Distinguished Service was presented by the Graduate Student Association to the family of Rachel Dauphin for their efforts to raise money for the Rachel Dauphin Memorial Scholarship and to promote the Health Science Center and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Because of their efforts, funding is available to award the Dauphin Scholarship for the next 16 years. Rachel Dauphin, a GSBS student who lost her battle with cancer in 2005, was a recipient of the Elko Award.
Other awards presented at the ceremony included:
Tariq Alkhazin - Outstanding Graduate Student in Forensic Genetics
Daniel Clearfield - Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Research & Education – Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Sarah Ross - Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Research & Education – Family Medicine
Nashila AbdulRahim - North American Primary Care Research Student of the Year Award
TJ Bartosh - Outstanding Graduate Student in Cell Biology & Genetics
Priya Muthu-Thanu - Outstanding Graduate Student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Rusha Thomas - Outstanding Graduate Student in Microbiology & Immunology
Subhamoy Dasgupta - Outstanding Graduate Student in Biomedical Sciences
Anupam Sule - Outstanding Performance in Core Curriculum - Traditional Exam
David Ho - Outstanding Performance in Core Curriculum - CRM/MEDS
Jessica Alexander, Tory McFarlin and Brett Mueller - Outstanding Graduate Students in Clinical Research Management
R. Matthew Brothers - Outstanding Graduate Student in Integrative Physiology
Joshua Gatson - Harbans Lal Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student in Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Graduate Student Association Awards
James Flynn - Outstanding Member
Carolyn Polk - Outstanding Staff Member
Dr. Harlan Jones - Outstanding Faculty Member
Rachel Dauphin Family - Edward E. Elko Award for Distinguished Service
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Awards
Dr. Jerry Simecka - Benjamin L. Cohen Outstanding Research Award
Joshua Gatson - Graduate Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate of 2006-2007
Sigma Xi Membership
Scott Duncan, Vidhya Rao, TJ Bartosh, Linda Mooberry, Matt Brothers, Angela Brimhall, Tara Tovar, Gulab Zode, Shekhar Deo, James Flynn, Megan Hawkins, Dr. Scott Ransom, Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha
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