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2009-2010 Awards

Congratulations to the following 2009-10 UAMS Graduate School Achievement Award Winners: James Bellamy, Sarah Cullen, Sujay Kharade, Omar Rahal, Christian Simmons, Avis Simms, Sharla Smith, and Jennifer Watts.

Michael Bauer (Bioinformatics)

  • Received the Exceptional Presentation Award at the 2009 Southeast IDeA Regional Meeting

James Bellamy (Health Systems Research)

  • Received Pilot Grants from the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Research Center and the University of Kentucky Center for the Public Health Systems and Services Research

Shweta Chavan (Bioinformatics)

  • Received the Exceptional Presentation Award at the 2009 Southeast IDeA Regional Meeting

Shimul Chowdhury (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received a travel award to attend the 50th Annual Teratology Society Meeting

Sarah Cullen (Microbiology and Immunology)

  • Selected to attend the 2009 NIH Graduate Student Research Festival

Dinesh Hirenallur-Shanthappa (Pharmacology)

  • Received the best abstract award in the ASPET Cardiovascular Division at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference

Sarika Kadam (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received a National Kidney Foundation Educational Stipend to attend the 2010 Spring Clinical Meeting

Sujay Kharade (Pharmacology)

  • Received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Grant

Tanecia Mitchell (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received a APS/NIDDK Minority Travel Fellowship Award to attend the 2010 Experimental Biology conference
  • Selected to compete in Graduate Student Best Abstract Oral Award at EB 2010—ASPET: Division for Integrative Systems, Translational and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Recipient of the FASEB MARC Program Travel Award for the Leadership Development and Grant Writing Seminar Program for Graduate Students and Postdocs on August 28–29, 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA

Omar Rahal (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Somdutta Saha (Bioinformatics)

  • Received a NSF Travel Award for the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing
  • Avis Simms (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)
  • Received the inaugural UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Breast Cancer Fellowship

Sharla Smith (Health Systems Research)

  • Received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2009 Top 5 Article of the Year Award

Shraddha Thakkar (Bioinformatics)

  • Received a NSF Travel Award for the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing

Misty Thompson (Pharmacology)

  • Received a 2010 Experimental Biology travel award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Jennifer Watts (Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences)

  • Received a NIH Ruth Kirschstein NRSA

Martin Watts (Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences)

  • Selected to attend the 2010 Attracting MD/PhD Students into Gastroenterology Workshop

Jinhu Xiong (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received a 2009 American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Young Investigator Award

Agnieszka Zielinska (Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences)

  • Received an Arnold Ravin Muriel Rogers Fellowship travel award for Wind River Conference on Prokaryotic Biology 2009

UAMS Graduate Student Research Funds Grant
Natara Andrews
Stametela (Matina) Balou
Minho Chae
Kevin Kim

UAMS Graduate School Travel Awards

Baby Aarattuthodiyil
Puneet Bharill
Shimul Chowdhury
Scott Helms
Rawad Hodeify
Matthew Howell
Kevin Kim
Mahaswari Rajasekaran
Kimberly Reynolds
Christian Simmons
Christen Simon
Sherri Smart
Jennifer Watts
Jinhu Xiong