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2014-15 awards
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2013-14
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their achievements by the Graduate School.

Alex Alund
Received the R. H. Miller Graduate Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation in Environmental Toxicology at the South Central Society of Toxicology meeting

Rakesh Bam
Received abstract achievement award at the American Society of Hematology Conference

Archana Kamalakar
Received a ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant

Tonisha Kearney-Ramos
Received a travel award to attend the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference

Daniel Sappington
Received 2nd place for platform presentation at the Society of Toxicology South Central Meeting

The following students received Graduate School travel awards
Adam Corken
Lindsey Corken
Jessica Hartman
Nathan Koonce
Andrew Norwood
Serra Ucer

2012-13
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for their achievements by the Graduate School.

Adam Corken
Received an American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship

Danielle Atwood
Travel Award, 2013 Translational Science Meeting

April Bostian
ASBMB Graduate Student Travel Award, 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting

Sarah Eddy
ASBMB Graduate Student Travel Award, 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting

Faith McDaniel
ASBMB Travel Award, 2013 Experimental Biology Meeting

2011-12
Congratulations to this year’s PhD graduates-Melda Onal, Jinhu Xiong, Shubhra Chaudhuri, Shannon Rose, and Omar Rahal

Congratulations to the 2012 IBS Student Research Symposium winners:
Senior Division Winner
Nandini Sakurikar
Role of Cdk1 and Bcl02 Proteins in Mitotic Cell Death.
Cancer Biology Track, Advisor: Dr. Tim Chambers

Senior Division Runner-up
Shubhra Chaudhuri
nNos and HIF-1 Alpha Induction in Acetaminophen Toxicity in Mice
Clinical & Translational Sciences Track, Advisor: Dr. Laura James

Junior Division Winner
Adam Brown
A Potential Role for Thyroid Hormone in Colon Cancer Prevention Through KLF9 Induction
Cancer Biology Track, Advisor: Dr. Frank Simmen

Junior Division Runner-up
Faith McDaniel
Elevated Palmitate Impairs Melanocortin-4 Receptor (MC4R) Function in Hypothalamic Neurons
Cell Biology Track, Advisor: Dr. Giulia Baldini

2010-11
William Atchley, a M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Owens, received a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Shimul Chowdhury, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, received the Wilson Presentation Award for Predoctoral Students at the 50th Teratology Society Annual Meeting.

Kevin Kim, a M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Mayumi Nakagawa, received a 2011 Midwest Trainee Travel Award to attend the CSCR/MWAFMR combined annual meeting.

Tanecia Mitchell, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Lee Ann Macmillan-Crow, received a Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine Young Investigator Award for the 17th Annual Meeting.

Andrew Norwood received a Behavior, Biology and Chemistry conference travel award.

Melda Onal, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Charles O’Brien, received the 2010 ASBMR Presidents’s Award.

Agnieszka Zielinska, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Smeltzer, received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship.

A profile of our M.D./Ph.D. student Kevin Kim was published on the Graduate School web site at: http://www.uams.edu/update/absolutenm/templates/news2003v2.asp?articleid=9998&zoneid=29

William Atchley, Chad Cragle, Amanda Elton, Rawad Hodeify, Tanecia Mitchell, Melda Onal, Shannon Rose, Nandini Sakurikar, and Jinhu Xiong received UAMS Graduate School Travel Awards.

Congratulations to the 2011 IBS Student Research Symposium winners:
Senior Division Winner
Shannon Rose
Decreased glutathione-mediated redox capacity and elevated reactive oxygen species in primary immune cells from children with autism.
Cell Biology Track, Advisor: Jill James, Ph.D.

Senior Division Runner-up
Rawad Hodeify
Cdk2-dependent phosphorylation of p21 regulates Cdk2 role in cisplatin toxicity.
Cell Biology Track, Advisor: Peter M. Price, Ph.D.

Junior Division Winner
Nandini Sakurikar
Role of cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1) and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins in mitotic cell death.
Cancer Biology Track, Advisor: Tim Chambers, Ph.D.

Junior Division Runner-up
Klressa Barnes
Hyperthermia enhanced image-guided laser-ICG therapy.
Cancer Biology Track, Advisor: Gal Shafirstein, Ph.D.

2009-2010
Omar Rahal
, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Rosalia CM Simmen, has been selected as a recipient of a highly competitive Pre-Doctoral Fellowship award from the United States Department of Defense Breast Cancer Program for his project “Dietary Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor PTEN Network and Tumor Initiating Population in the Mammary Gland: Implications for Breast Cancer Prevention.” The award of $129,000 will cover Omar’s graduate stipend, tuition, and graduate fees for a period of three years.

Avis Simms, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Kelly, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Institute Breast Cancer Fellowship.

Shimul Chowdhury and Scott Helms have received UAMS Graduate School Travel Awards.

A profile of our student Shannon Rose was published on the Graduate School website at http://www.uams.edu/update/absolutenm/templates/news2003v2.asp?articleid=8974&zoneid=29.

2008-09
Congratulations to Kevin Kim, Shannon Rose, and Omar Rahal who will serve as Graduate Student Association officers for 2009-10.

Congratulations to the following students who won awards at the 2nd annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium held May1, 2009.

Senior Division
1st Shashank Jain
2nd Rawad Hodeify

Junior Division
1st Tanecia Mitchell
2nd Shimul Chowdhury

 

 

Congratulations to Omar Rahal who received a UAMS 2008 Graduate Student Research Funds grant and a 2008 ACHRI Student and Clinical Staff Research Grant.

Congratulations to Sherin Boctor who was awarded a Neurobehavioral Teratology Society Conference Award for the Monterey, California 2008 meeting.

Congratulations to Sherin Boctor, Rawad HodeifyAnna Mazur, and Omar Rahalwho received UAMS Graduate School travel awards during 2008.

2007-08
Congratulations to Lindsay Pack and Shannon Rose who will serve as Graduate Student Association officers for 2008-09.

The Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program graduated our first graduates on May 17, 2008.  Lauren Bailey and Cassie Jackson received their M.S. degrees.

Congratulations to Shashank Jain and Rawad Hodeify who placed 1st and 2nd in the 1st annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium held March 14, 2008.

2006-07
Congratulations to IBS students Lauren Bailey and Shashank Jain who are Graduate Student Association officers for 2007-08.

Congratulations to Lindsay Bradshaw who won third place overall for graduate student oral presentations at the 91st meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

Congratulations and thanks go to Melda OnalSherin Boctor, and Shashank Jainfor presenting posters at the UAMS COM Student Research Days 2007.

Congratulations to Tanecia Mitchell for being selected to attend the American Physiology Society Short Course “Making Scientific Presentations: Critical First Skills”, March 8-11, 2007 in Bethesda, MD.  She had her travel and meeting expenses paid by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Thanks to Lauren Bailey who headed up an effort to adopt a Head Start classroom for Christmas as part of the Little Rock Head Start Program.  All the IBS students contributed to the effort to buy and distribute gifts to this good cause.
Click here to view pictures from the IBS picnic held August 26, 2006.