Annual Celebration of Graduate Student Achievements

Recognizing Graduate and Professional Students for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Community Service, Teaching and Leadership During Academic Year 2020-2021

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

“Carolina’s graduate students are essential to our University’s mission of research, teaching, and service. I’m inspired by our graduate students who contribute to innovative discoveries that make a difference in our state and beyond.

Graduate students are at the heart of what makes Carolina a global public research university. Graduate students are instrumental in supporting others, including undergraduate students, as they pursue their own academic and professional goals. They champion our University’s faculty and staff members, and they serve our community. On behalf of our University, thank you, graduate students, for all that you do. ”

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Chancellor

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

“UNC-Chapel Hill is known for its excellence, powered by its mission of exemplary research, teaching, and service. Carolina’s graduate and professional students play a critical role in fulfilling these missions. Our students become scholars who will continue to propel their disciplines forward. They inspire others through their dedication to public service and to our state. And, they shape undergraduate careers through with their enthusiasm and compassion in the classroom.

Despite the challenges they have faced during this extraordinary year, Carolina graduate and professional students have continued to teach, serve, innovate and investigate in ways that both enhance the reputation of our university and improve quality of life for citizens of North Carolina and beyond. This week, as we celebrate our graduate and professional students and their many achievements, we also thank them for their essential contributions to our university. We also thank faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to our students’ success. Congratulations on your many accomplishments, graduate and professional students, and all best in your endeavors ”

Suzanne E. Barbour
Dean of The Graduate School

Impact Awards & Horizon Awards

Graduate students and graduate alumni make an impact through their research, which benefits our state and beyond. Each year, The Graduate School honors graduate students in programs throughout our University for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina.
We're pleased to present 11 Impact Awards and five Horizon Awards for 2021.

Summer Research Fellowships

Summer Research Fellowships provide summer support to doctoral students so they may focus exclusively on their dissertation research. The students were selected for the quality of their work, their readiness to productively use the time this summer, and their mentors' willingness to work with them and provide guidance.
We're pleased to present 33 Summer Research Fellowships for 2021.

Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

The dissertation is the highest level of graduate student scholarship. Recipients of the 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award are making outstanding contributions — read about their research in their own words.

Katherine Calvin

Katherine Calvin, Art History

2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Humanities and Fine Arts

Antiquity and Empire: The Construction of History in Western European Representations of the Ottoman Empire, 1650-1830

Dissertation Adviser: Christopher Johns and the late Mary Sheriff

“My dissertation examines how Europeans and Ottomans politicized images and artifacts related to ancient sites, such as Palmyra and Athens, throughout the 18th century. I argue the resulting narratives of cultural entitlement were used as political justifications for imperial expansion by both groups in present-day Syria, Iraq and Greece.”

Alex Gertner

Alex Gertner, Health Policy and Management

2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Sciences

Quality and Access of Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid

Dissertation Adviser: Marisa Domino

“Deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities across the country, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Medication treatment for opioid addiction is safe and effective although it remains underused. My dissertation examined access and quality of medication treatment in Medicaid, the country’s largest payer of addiction treatment.”

Nicholas Levis

Nicholas Levis, Biology

2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Biological and Life Sciences

Plasticity-Led Evolution in Nature

Dissertation Adviser: David Pfennig

“Where do new traits come from? Diverse evidence from spadefoot toads supports the controversial hypothesis that environmentally induced changes to development — phenotypic plasticity — can lead to the evolution of new features. More generally, this work provides critical information to inform ongoing debates around the origins of novelty, diversity and adaptation.”

Xun Xiao

Xun Xiao, Applied Sciences and Engineering

2021 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Physical Properties of Perovskite Materials: Understanding and Managing Carrier Behavior for Efficient Solar Cells

Dissertation Adviser: Jinsong Huang

“My research is to develop technology to make energy consumption in the world affordable and environmentally friendly. I designed a novel surface treatment method, synthesized a new active layer and explored a unique encapsulation method to convert solar energy to electricity with perovskite solar cells in an efficient and green manner.”

Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student

This award, one of the Chancellor's Awards at Carolina, recognizes graduate and professional students who demonstrate exemplary character, scholarship, leadership and service by giving above and beyond to the greater University community.

Juanita Limas

Juanita Limas

Juanita Limas, a doctoral student in pharmacology, is the 2021 recipient of the Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student.

Ms. Limas is a Ph.D. candidate in pharmacology and is recipient of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. She has not only been involved but led a variety of important efforts focused on graduate student mental health and wellness during her time at UNC.

She started the mental health task force in her department (pharmacology) and created the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Leadership fellows program in the Office of Training Initiatives in biomedical and biological sciences in the School of Medicine. She was an invited reviewer of the “Supporting the Whole Student: Mental Health and Well-Being in STEMM Undergraduate and Graduate Education” report of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and started the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Peer Mentoring program for underrepresented graduate students at UNC.

Ms. Limas is co-founder of the Transforming Academic Ecosystems Consortium, which focuses on toxicity in academia and its impact on imposter syndrome and mental health. One nominator wrote “I cannot think of any student that I know at UNC who would be more deserving of this award…. Juanita's service to the broader community has been orders of magnitude above anyone else's.”

In the words of another nominator, “On top of her many accomplishments, what I find most impressive about Juanita is her passion and drive. Despite facing many hardships throughout her educational journey, she truly cares to make academia a more accessible place for minority students. She recognizes some of the toxic attributes of academic culture, and has put so much time and energy into addressing them for her fellow students and students to come…. She has been an inspiration and a driving force for me during my time at Carolina, and there are not enough awards in the world to recompense her for this or her friendship.”

It is an honor to bestow the 2021 Boka Hadzija Award for Distinguished Service on Ms. Limas for her outstanding service to the University community.

Excellence in Graduate Student Services Award

Student services managers work hard to support graduate students' academic success and professional development. The Graduate and Professional Student Federation and The Graduate School are pleased to present an award in recognition of this important work.

Kim Miles

Kim Miles

Kim Miles, student services coordinator for the classics department, is the 2021 recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Student Services Award.

Ms. Miles was nominated by students in the classics graduate program. Many students from a relatively small department came forward to talk about Kim's role in holding their community together — how she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has what they need, promotes wellbeing and provides individual support to every student, and coordinates social gatherings to bring students together, which has been especially important this past year.

Students talked about Kim's ability and willingness to “organize our lives and ensure that nobody falls through the cracks,” going out of her way to provide students with quick responses to questions and to connect them with resources. She recently organized a guide to the Chapel Hill area to help new students, particularly international students, get acclimated to the area and see all the great things the community has to offer.

During normal times, Kim organized weekly teatimes for students to connect and made baked goods for everyone in advance of stressful exams; she's been sending care packages to students and has worked incredibly hard to keep things running “as normal” even as so much normalcy has fallen away from students' lives.

It is an honor to present the 2021 Excellence in Graduate Student Services award to Ms. Miles in recognition of her tremendous dedication to graduate students in the classics graduate program.

Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support

Directors of graduate studies provide exemplary leadership. The Graduate School is pleased to honor the many ways they provide outstanding support for graduate programs and their students.

Sara Smith

Sara Smith

Sara Smith, director of graduate studies for the geography graduate program, is the 2021 recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support. Graduate students submit a nomination letter, in addition to a letter expressing faculty support.

Dr. Smith was nominated by students in the geography graduate program who cited the tremendous support she has provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

One student noted “In summer 2020, when many fellowships and employment opportunities were cancelled due to COVID-19, Dr. Smith worked with staff and faculty within and beyond the department to ensure that every graduate student could support themselves over the summer. She responded to the unique needs of international students, those supporting families, and of students unexpectedly leaving field sites abroad”.

Students also highlighted Dr. Smith’s attention to her students, saying “She always her time for her mentees, nominates them for awards, collaborates in writing projects, introduces them to key scholars, and helps build a vision and expand their networks. She has prioritized recruiting minority and international graduate students as her advisees, contributing”. Dr. Smith was also commended for the “personalized support” she provides to students in the Geography graduate program.

It is an honor to present 2021 Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student and Academic Program Support to Dr. Smith, in recognition of her tremendous dedication to graduate students in her program.

Dean’s Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education

This award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond what is normally required to make significant contributions that impact graduate education.

David Lewis

David Lewis

We are pleased to name Dr. David Lewis as the 2021 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education. Originally from Binghamton, N.Y., Lewis earned his doctorate in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1973. His career in industry took him from chemical production companies in Cleveland and New Jersey and eventually to Cary in 1988 with Lord Corp.

He was an active member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Education Advancement Board for nearly a decade, during which he did many things to support graduate education at our institution. Among his many contributions is his role in the development of our Professional Science Masters (PSM) programs, which provide students with the technical and business skills necessary for careers in industry.

“Dr. Lewis has been a special friend to The Graduate School for many years, having supported our efforts both financially and through his service on the Graduate Education Advancement Board. He is a visionary, who recognized the need to prepare Carolina graduate students for a diverse array of careers and leveraged his experience in the corporate sector to promote such training. This is one of the many ways that Dr. Lewis has helped to modernize graduate education on our campus; it is one of his many significant contributions to graduate education.

Thank you, Dave for your commitment to the future of graduate education at your alma mater.”
Suzanne E. Barbour, Dean

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

Jeliyah Clark

Jeliyah Clark

Jeliyah Clark, an Ph.D. student who is completing her doctoral work in the environmental health sciences within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, won the UNC-Chapel Hill Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in fall 2020.

Here’s what she had to say about the experience:

“Participating in the 3MT competition was a huge step outside of my comfort zone! In the beginning, the greatest challenge was describing my research without explaining every detail of inorganic arsenic (iAs) metabolism. I have also never enjoyed public speaking opportunities and did my best to avoid them when I could. Growing up, I frequently incorporated humor into speeches as a coping mechanism—that’s why the bit about placental invasion being similar to a parasite was so easy to create. Through prayer and the support of my family and friends, I was able to write an engaging story about my dissertation work without mincing important details or over-simplifying the science.

Participating in the 3MT competition alone was a major accomplishment for me, and I was not expecting the competition to take me so far. I recently placed first in the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) first 3MT competition, as well. The 3MT competition has refined my public speaking, writing, and teaching skills, and I find it easier to explain the goals and impacts of my research. Most importantly (to me) my family members became familiar with my research. In fact, my aunt can probably recite the speech better than I can at this point.

I look forward to future opportunities to talk about my work and am even considering additional science communication opportunities, which had not been as strong of an interest prior to competing. I am so grateful that my advisor, Rebecca Fry, PhD, encouraged me to participate.”

View Jeliyah Clark's campus 3MT presentation.

Additional Awards and Distinctions

Throughout the year, organizations and programs throughout UNC-Chapel Hill honor graduate students for their contributions. These honors recognize mentorship, leadership, excellence in undergraduate teaching and other important areas.

The Brenda W. Kirby Award

  • Michelle Hoffner O'Connor, Genetics & Molecular Biology

Graduate School Leadership Development Scholars

  • Hannah Archer, Vanessa Rodriguez, and Helen Rolf, Gillings School of Public Health
    • Interprofessional Graduate Education Workshop Series
  • Chunyan Li and Minh Nguyen, Gillings School of Public Health
    • Surmounting challenges in global health research: Coming together in the time of COVID-19
  • Sally Moore, School of Government
    • Leading with Disability: Connecting Disabled Graduate Students with Mentors, Peers, and Resources
  • Abbie Midlige and Chris Rutter, Gillings School of Public Health
    • MEDEQS Connect: Navigating the Minefield of Public Health Equity Organizations
  • Danielle Nader, Orla Putnam, and Kelsey Thompson, Allied Health Sciences
    • Understanding and Promoting Racial Equity in Allied Health Sciences

GPSG Student Excellence in Mentoring Award

  • Jaazaniah Catterall, Law
  • Bao-Tran "BT" Parker, Public Health

Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2021)

  • Marcellos J. Allison, Public Health Leadership
  • Roderick Gladney, Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Margarett McBride, Psychology
  • Francesca Sorbara, Anthropology
  • Jessie Walter, Medicine
  • Keridwen Whitmore, Geography
  • Hania Zanib, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Chichi Zhu, Medicine

Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2020)

  • Dane Emmerling, Health Behavior
  • Elana Jaffe, Maternal and Child Health
  • Maja Jeranko, Anthropology
  • Brooke Jordan, Social Work
  • Asif Khan, Medicine
  • Riley Mulhern, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Anna Parisi, Social Work
  • Kierra Peak, Occupational Science
  • Lindsay Rentschler, Education
  • Rachel Wilbur, Anthropology

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • Wonkyung Jang, School of Education
  • Ben Levy, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Pavel Nitchovski, Department of Philosophy
  • DeeAnn Spicer, Department of Philosophy
  • Danielle Weber, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Honor Society Student Inductees

  • Ryan Collins, Law
  • Bryan Dougan, Anthropology
  • Kristen Downs, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Xiaorui Fu, Pharmacy
  • Natalia Fuentealba, Nutrition
  • Kathleen Furtado, Microbiology and Immunology
  • David Gorelick, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Carolina Herrera, Pathophysiology and Translational Science
  • Brittany Huffman, Chemistry
  • Justin Kavlie, Media and Communication
  • William Langford, Public Policy
  • Gina Mangravite, Romance Studies
  • Beatriz Martinez, Nursing
  • Farnosh (Nosh) Mazandarani, Media and Communication
  • Julia Nevison, Public Health
  • Enioluwafe (Eni) Ojo, Medicine, Public Health
  • Snigdha Peddireddy, Public Health
  • AhDream Smith, Fine Arts - Acting
  • Jessica Soldavini, Nutrition
  • Christine Walsh, Health Behavior

Prestigious External Fellowship Winners

External fellowships, which are highly competitive awards from the federal government and other organizations, add to Carolina’s reputation as one of the world’s leading public research universities. This academic year, 191 graduate students campus-wide, who represent 49 academic programs, received prestigious external fellowships.

  • Anthropology

  • Ariana Avila, Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation Scholarship
  • Stephanie Berger, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
  • Courtney Canter, NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
  • Jacob Griffin, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Alfredo Rojas, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Art and Art History

  • Brantly Moore, College Art Association Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics

  • Cathy Anderson, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F99/K00) - National Cancer Institute
  • Tatyana Bodrug, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Keean Braceros, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Gabrielle Dardis, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Baggio Evangelista, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Odessa Goudy, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Benjamin Roberts, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Nathaniel Wesley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Dayne Filer, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Jamshaid Shahir, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Anne Talkington, PEO International Scholar Award
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Maria Magdalena Ortiz, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Biology

  • Catherine Chen, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Emily Harmon, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Luke Havens, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Isabel Newsome, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Meryem Ok, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Emily Ozpinar, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Biostatistics

  • Marissa Ashner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Samuel Rosin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Bryce Rowland, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Cell Biology and Physiology

  • Rachel Battaglia, National Institutes of Health NRSA Fellowship (F99/K00) - National Institute of Aging
  • Danielle Berlin Buglak, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Baggio Evangelista, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Karina Kinghorn, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Molly Kulikauskas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Dan Michaud, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Chemistry

  • Rachel Bangle, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jessica Coleman, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Erin Day, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Samantha Ervin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Anna Fraser, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Morgan Gibbs, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sondrica Goines, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Brittany Huffman, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Caitlin Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Aldo Jordan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Ann May, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Lauren McRae, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jacob Pawlik, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Vincent Pistritto, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Tayliz Rodriguez, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Patric Sadecki, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joshua Simpson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Amanda Smythers, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Madeline Stark, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jack Sundberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sarah Sutton, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Quentin Tercenio, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Christopher Travis, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Michael Turlington, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • City and Regional Planning

  • Douglas Bright, NCSITE Matthew Bell Memorial Scholarship
  • Sarah Brown, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Derrice Haynes, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Lindsay Oluyede, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Emma Stockton, Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Classics

  • Brandon Baker, Archaeological Institute of America Olivia James Traveling Fellowship
  • Melanie Godsey, American School of Classical Studies at Athens Homer A. And Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship
  • Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

  • Lilly Neal, Triangle Community Foundation Shaver-Hitchings Scholarship
  • Computer Science

  • Lisa Bauer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Economics

  • Lu Yi, National Science and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Education

  • Katherine Ingram, National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Fiona Winoto, CORVIAS Foundation Corvias Foundation Scholarship; Association of Bragg Spouses Scholarship; Friends of Civil Affairs Spouse Scholarship
  • English and Comparative Literature

  • Ben Murphy, ACLS/Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Environment, Ecology, and Energy

  • Claire Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering

  • Clara Eichler, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program; JNETS Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Catherine McManus, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Haley Plaas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Sydnie Toler, East Tennessee Foundation Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship
  • Riley Vickers, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Epidemiology

  • Danielle Giovenco, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • LaShaunta Glover, Marilyn and Al Tyroler Memorial Scholarship
  • Jaclyn Karasik, George Snow Graduate School Scholarship
  • Joyce Rhoden, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Mya Roberson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar; NIH NRSA Fellowship (R36) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Nicole Arruda, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rachel Cherney, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Gabrielle Gentile, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Michelle Hoffner, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Matthew Niederhuber, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nisitha Sengottuvel, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Eliza Thulson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Hannah Wiedner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Geography

  • Mary Biggs, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Lara Lookabaugh, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Geological Sciences

  • Julianne Davis, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • German Studies

  • Natasza Gawlick, Kosciuszko Foundation Graduate Level Scholarship for Americans of Polish Descent
  • Lea Greenberg, Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Joshua Shelly, Free University of Berlin Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Global Studies

  • Ekaterina Khokhrina, Phi Beta Kappa Epsilon Chapter Elma Josephine Hege Award
  • Health Behavior

  • Katherine Gora Combs, Reserve Organization of America Henry J. Reilly Scholarship
  • Health Policy and Management

  • Danielle Brathwaite, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Summer Hill, Association of University Programs in Health Administration Corris Boyd Scholarship
  • Abby Hoffman, NIH NRSA Fellowship (R36) - Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
  • Julia Nevison, Adamson and Cleveland, LLC Adamson & Cleveland LLC Scholarship
  • Nul Oh, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Rumana Rabbani, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Juan Yanguela, Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  • History

  • R. Alessi-Friedlander, US Army Advanced Strategic Plans and Policy Program Award
  • Rachel Cochran, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Oskar Czendze, Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies Research Grant; Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Dissertation Research Grant; American Academy for Jewish Research Graduate Research Grant
  • John DiEugenio, USAF Chief of Staff of the Air Force PhD Program Award
  • David Dry, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Nathan Gill, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Mira Markham, Fulbright Foreign Student Program; Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship; Central European History Society Travel and Research Grant
  • Thomas Scovel, US Marine Corps Advanced Degree Program in History
  • Human Movement Science

  • Aliza Nedimyer, National Athletic Trainers Association Larry "Stosh" Neumann Scholarship
  • Patricia Pagan Lassalle, NIH Diversity Supplement
  • Journalism and Media

  • Kirsten Adams, PEO International Savannah Guthrie Named Scholar Award
  • Marine Sciences

  • Malcolm Barnard, American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement and Committee on Local Section Activities Mini-Grant For Sustainability Programming
  • Stephanie Smith, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Materials Science

  • Margaret Daly, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Mathematics

  • Samantha Moore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Microbiology and Immunology

  • Shane Falcinelli, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Jennifer Loome, NIH Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Cesar Lopez, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Bhawana Shrestha, PhRMA Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Calvin Yeager, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Musicology

  • Zhizhi Li, Nippon Foundation Fellowship at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies
  • Neuroscience

  • Sean Gay, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Wei Huang, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Rahul Patel, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nancy Sey, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nursing

  • Ya-Ning Chan, Oncology Nursing Society Research Doctoral Scholarship; ACS Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
  • Tyra Girdwood, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Student Traineeship Award
  • Prashamsha Haridass, Triangle Community Foundation Carol Ann Beerstecher Graduate Scholarship
  • Nutrition

  • Ashley Aguillard, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Abrar Al-Shaer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Tara Carr, USHHS Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Dissertation Grant
  • Kelsey Cossio, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship
  • Jessica Soldavini, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Maxine F. and Arlene M. Wilson Scholarship; National Institute of Food and Agriculture Research Initiative Predoctoral Fellowship; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Mary P. Huddleston Award
  • Occupational Science

  • Sayoko Kawabata, College Women's Association of Japan Cultural Exchange Graduate Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Benjamin Keepers, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Jean Marie Mwiza, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Jacqueline Gerhart, AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Rebecca Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jordan Joiner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Alison Mercer-Smith, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Rebeca Stiepel, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Ava Vargason, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jing Zhu, American College of Clinical Pharmacology Student Abstract Award
  • Pharmacology

  • Ryan Murphy, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Andrew Truong, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Connor Wander, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Aging
  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Reece Boston, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nicholas Bryden, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Derrick Carr, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Hank Corbett, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Nathan Galliher, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Amy Glazier, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Chad Hobson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Benjamin Kaiser, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Michele Kelley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joshua Reding, NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Political Science

  • Caroline Lancaster, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Isaac Mehlhaff, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Jay Morgan, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Master Study Scholarship
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

  • Samantha Abrams, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Gabriella Alvarez, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Aya Avishai-Yitshak, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • William Belzak, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Matthew Clayton, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Rachael Flatt, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Manuel Galvan, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Rachel Haake, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Samantha Hellberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joshua Jackson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Joseph Leshin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Margarett McBride, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Madison McCall, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Sarah Owens, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Saifa Pirani, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Madeline Robertson, NIH NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Katherine Thompson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Christopher Urban, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Religious Studies

  • Isaiah Ellis, Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Beck Henriksen, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Barbara Sostaita, AAUW American Dissertation Award; WWNF Women and Gender Studies Fellowship
  • Social Work

  • Gerard Chung, Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund (National University of Singapore) Memorial Fund Scholarship
  • Hayden Dawes, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Lindsey Norris, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Mary Jane Stevenson Graduate Fellowship
  • Sara Shilling, North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program
  • Nina Tracy, Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Mary Maxwell Gates Scholarship
  • Sociology

  • Nafeesa Andrabi, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Claire Gilliland, Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship
  • Melissa Manzanares, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Shreya Parikh, University of Notre Dame and Templeton Foundation Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI) Project Launch Award
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Orla Putnam, Tri Delta Foundation Second Century Scholarship; Pilot International Maria Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship