Annual Celebration of Graduate Student Achievements

Recognizing Graduate and Professional Students for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Community Service, Teaching and Leadership During Academic Year 2019-2020

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

“Graduate students are essential to our University’s research, teaching and service. Working closely with faculty mentors, graduate students at Carolina pursue innovative discoveries and lead efforts that make a difference in North Carolina and beyond. Their hard work and dedication in solving the world’s challenges and training the next generation of leaders is critical to our commitment to being the leading global public research university.

I’m truly inspired by Carolina’s graduate students. Even as they work toward carefully considered academic and professional goals, Carolina’s graduate students are also motivated to help others on our campus succeed. They teach undergraduate students with enthusiasm and encouragement, they support efforts that recognize our University’s faculty and staff members, and they participate in service that benefits our local community.

Graduate students establish important connections between UNC-Chapel Hill and communities across North Carolina and around the world. They seek collaboration, value compassion and apply their knowledge in novel ways. On behalf of our University community, I thank our graduate students for all that they do.”

Kevin M. Guskiewicz
Chancellor

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

“A strong public institution like UNC-Chapel Hill is only as strong as the people who drive its research, teaching and service missions. Carolina graduate students play critical roles in all three of our University’s missions. These students are rising researchers and scholars who ask the insightful questions that move their disciplines forward. They are gifted educators who both teach and inspire undergraduates to follow their own dreams. They are dedicated public servants whose work across the state brings comfort, relief and honor to the people of North Carolina.

We join as a community to celebrate the achievements of our talented graduate students. I congratulate them on all that they are accomplishing and wish them all the best for the future. I also thank the dedicated faculty, staff and administrators who help to facilitate their success.”

Suzanne E. Barbour
Dean of The Graduate School

Impact Awards & Horizon Awards

Graduate students and graduate alumni make an impact. Read about their research, which is benefiting North Carolina 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 six Horizon Awards for 2020.

Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

The dissertation is the highest level of graduate student scholarship. Recipients of the 2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award are making outstanding contributions — read about their research in their own words.

Anna Grummon

Anna Grummon, Health Behavior

2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Social Sciences

Individual- and Population-Level Impacts of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warnings

Dissertation Adviser: Noel Brewer

“Policymakers in five U.S. states have proposed requiring health warning labels for sugary drinks, but skeptics worry these policies won’t be effective. I found that sugary drink warning labels help consumers make healthier choices about what beverages to buy and that implementing these warning labels nationwide could reduce obesity prevalence.”

Jeff Ratzloff

Jeff Ratzloff, Physics and Astronomy

2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

Designing and Building the Evryscopes, Fast Transit Search Results

Dissertation Adviser: Nicholas Law

“We built a new type of telescope called the Evryscope that sees the entire sky continuously and uncovers fast, rare astronomical events that are unreachable with conventional instruments. I designed and built the Evryscope, searched its data, and analyzed the numerous discoveries including two new types of exotic stellar remnants.”

Allison Somogyi

Allison Somogyi, History

2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Humanities and Fine Arts

The Bitter End: Life and Survival in the Holocaust Diaries of Young Jewish Women in Budapest Under the Arrow Cross Regime, October 1944–February 1945

Dissertation Adviser: Chad Bryant

“My dissertation looks at everyday life through the perspective of young Jewish women who kept diaries in Budapest during Arrow Cross rule (October 1944 – February 1945) to enhance our understanding of Jewish decision-making, strategies for survival, and agency during the Holocaust in Hungary.”

Hanna Trzeciakiewicz

Hanna Trzeciakiewicz, Biochemistry and Biophysics

2020 Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, Biological and Life Sciences

The Regulation of Tau Pathogenesis in Neurodegeneration

Dissertation Adviser: Todd Cohen

“Tauopathies are a group of progressive neurodegenerative diseases marked by the accumulation of aberrantly modified tau proteins. In particular, acetylated tau has been recently implicated in neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. Interestingly, acetylation abundantly decorates the microtubule binding region, thereby inducing the pathophysiological conversion of microtubule binding tau to aggregated tau. However, it remains unclear which enzymes regulate neuronal tau acetylation. While histone deacetylases (HDACs) are implicated in aging and neurodegeneration, we show that HDAC6 in particular mediates tau deacetylation. We discuss the implications of HDAC6 as a critical regulator for the status of tau acetylation, pathogenesis, and cognitive function. Our results shed light on the therapeutic utility of targeting HDAC6 in Alzheimer’s disease and other related tauopathies.”

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.

Christian Agosto-Burgos

Christian Agosto-Burgos

Christian Agosto-Burgos, a doctoral student in pathology, is the 2020 recipient of the Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student. Read statements from two nomination letters:

“Even graduate students from other labs who are further along in their training than Christian seek his advice on their fellowship proposals, a testament to his scientific acumen and leadership qualities. I have also witnessed the respect Christian receives from other faculty and clinicians involved in his research project, which speaks to his collegial qualities and ability to work in a team towards a common goal.”
Dominic Ciavatta, Ph.D., associate professor of genetics

“Christian has proven his dedication and success as an advocate for diversity and inclusion at Carolina, and is continuing to grow in his success as a scientist.”
Ronald Falk, M.D., Nan and Hugh Cullman Eminent Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine

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.

Sandra Lazo de la Vega

Sandra Lazo de la Vega

Sandra Lazo de la Vega, student services coordinator for the city and regional planning department, is the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Student Services Award. Thirty-one individuals campus-wide were nominated for this year’s award. This year’s honoree was nominated by 42 individuals. Here is one of the nomination statements:

“Sandra goes above and beyond every day to make sure this department runs smoothly. She sends out weekly newsletters, flags scholarships, knows the answer to almost everything you could have a question on, and if she doesn't know the answer, she'll have it to you within 15 minutes. Sandra is a huge asset to our department due to her skills, knowledge, and background as a planner.

Outside of her job performance, she is also one of the nicest people you'll meet. She always has a smile on her face and is ready to show you an adorable picture of her dog, Mac. If you're having a bad day, there's always chocolate on her desk and her to tell you that you're working really hard and to hang in there.”

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.

Lori Evarts

Lori Evarts

Lori Evarts, director of graduate studies for the Public Health Leadership Program in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is the 2020 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. From the student nomination letter:

“Lori has shown consistent and enthusiastic dedication to her students during her time at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. For those of us who have been lucky to have her as an advisor and then mentor, she has gone above and beyond her expected duties. While she is always responsive and available to her students, she excels in communicating her genuine desire for us to succeed academically, professionally and personally. She is always available to help students determine how to best fit academic responsibilities into one’s life and meet long-term goals.”

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.

Steven W. Matson

Steven W. Matson

Dean Suzanne E. Barbour, Ph.D., has selected Steven W. Matson, Ph.D., as the 2020 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education. Matson served as dean of The Graduate School from 2008 to 2019, and he received the Council of Graduate Schools’ Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education in 2018. He is a professor of biology at UNC-Chapel Hill.

“For me, there is no one more deserving than Steve Matson to receive the Dean's Award for Significant Contributions. Not only has he served Carolina's graduate community as a faculty member, department chair, mentor and longtime dean of The Graduate School, he worked tirelessly to advance the interests of graduate education at a national level as well, so much so that his contributions were recognized with the 2018 Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education from the Council of Graduate Schools.”
Suzanne E. Barbour, Dean

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Kathleen Knocke

Alison Mercer-Smith

Alison Mercer-Smith, an M.D./Ph.D. student who is completing her doctoral work in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, won the UNC-Chapel Hill Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in fall 2019. She went on to compete in the regional competition, held at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ Annual Meeting in March 2020 — and she placed first.

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

“It was an excellent experience to participate in the interdisciplinary regional 3MT competition and to meet so many other talented students. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference really pushed me to focus on how to clearly communicate with a non-specialist audience. These are particularly important skills for clinical and translational research, as patients are often asked to understand complex medical conditions and treatments, and so I appreciated the opportunity to hone these skills.”

View Alison Mercer-Smith'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.

Graduate School Leadership Development Scholars

  • Sabrina Basquez, Social Work
  • Caroline Chandler, Maternal and Child Health
  • Angelica Gomez, Geography
  • Lily Herbert, Geography
  • Laetitia Meyrueix, Nutrition
  • Andrew Murray, Geography
  • Karly Schmidt-Simard, Geography
  • Caitlin R. Williams, Maternal and Child Health
  • Mallory Wolfe Turner, Maternal and Child Health
  • Dina Yamaleyeva, Biomedical Engineering

Carolina Center for Public Service Community Engagement Fellows (2019)

  • Caroline Chandler, Maternal and Child Health
  • Diamond Holloman, Environment, Ecology and Energy
  • Sandeep Kandikuppa, Environment, Ecology and Energy
  • Stephanie L. Kennedy, Social Work and Maternal and Child Health
  • Chunyan Li, Health Behavior
  • Libby McClure, Epidemiology
  • Jordan McNeill, Education
  • Arbor Quist, Epidemiology
  • Carlos Serrano, Geography
  • Lucia Stavig, Anthropology
  • Susan Szendrey, Occupational Science
  • Aleah Walsh, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Graduate Teaching Assistants

  • Travis Alexander, English and Comparative Literature
  • Zachary Buchin, Psychologyand Neuroscience
  • Zander Deetz, Chemistry
  • Alanna Gillis, Sociology
  • Grant Glass, English and Comparative Literature

Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Honor Society Inductees

  • Christina Dorismond, Medicine
  • Danielle Ellis, Medicine
  • Lorna Doucette, Pharmacy/Public Health
  • Wesley Hamilton, Mathematics
  • Allison Lacko, Nutrition
  • India Little, Health Policy and Management
  • Jordan McNeill, Education
  • Laetitia Meyrueix, Nutrition
  • Pablo Miño Navarrete, Journalism and Media
  • Kelly Page, Health Policy and Management
  • Geovani Ramirez, English and Comparative Literature
  • Benjamin Roberts, Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Hunter Smith, Public Health
  • Neel Swamy, Pharmacy
  • Jerry Jamal Wilson, Education
  • Daisy Zhu, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Order of the Golden Fleece Inductees

  • Allison Lacko, Nutrition
  • Chastan Swain, Law

Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Awards - Teaching Assistants

  • Nicole Winnik Berland, Teaching Assistant, English and Comparative Literature
  • KD Brown, Teaching Assistant, Geography
  • Rachael Bundy, Teaching Assistant, Romance Studies
  • Francisco Y. Chen-Lopez, Teaching Assistant, Romance Studies
  • Alexander Deetz, Teaching Assistant, Chemistry
  • George M. Hayward, Teaching Assistant, Sociology
  • Max Lazar, Teaching Assistant, History
  • Ian McArthur, Teaching Assistant, German Studies
  • Roshnee Sharma, Teaching Assistant, Computer Science
  • Kaitlyn M. Yakaboski, Teaching Assistant, Business Administration

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, 325 graduate students campus-wide, who represent 59 academic programs, received prestigious external fellowships.

  • American Studies

  • Katelyn Campbell, Smith College Margaret Storrs Grierson Fellowship
  • Anthropology

  • Stephanie Berger, Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Fellowship
  • Achsah Dorsey, P.E.O. Scholar Award
  • Bryan Dougan, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Anna Graham, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Sugandh Gupta, Columbia University Taraknath Das Foundation Grant; Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant; American Institute of Indian Studies Junior Research Fellowship
  • Ampson Hagan, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Anusha Hariharan, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Maja Jeranko, City of Ljubljana Scholarship for Talented Students
  • Samantha King, P.E.O. Scholar Award
  • Marwa Koheji, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant; National Geographic Society Grant
  • Ana Ramirez, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Vaia Sigounas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Eric Thomas, ACLS/Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Julio Villa-Palomino, Society for Psychological Anthropology/Robert Lemelson Foundation Fellowship; Society for Psychological Anthropology Beatrice and John Whiting Biennial Travel Grant
  • Art and Art History

  • Carlee Forbes, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at the UCLA Fowler Museum
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics

  • Tatyana Bodrug, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Baggio Evangelista, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Odessa Goudy, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Stephen Kudlacek, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Benjamin Roberts, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Hanna Trzeciakiewicz, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Nathaniel Wesley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

  • Kevin Currin, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Dayne Filer, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Andrew Hinton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Shelsa Marcel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Jamshaid Shahir, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Haeun Hwangbo, Government of Korea Scholarship for Study Overseas
  • Rebecca Johnson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Biology

  • Catherine Chen, National Audubon Apacheria Fellowship; NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Nazli Deger, US Department of Education Professor Aziz Sancar PhD Grant
  • Katelyn Gould, American Association of Underwater Science Research Grant
  • Emily Harmon, Southwestern Research Station Graduate Research Award
  • Luke Havens, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Patrick Kelly, American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Research Grant
  • Cansu Kose, US Department of Education Professor Aziz Sancar PhD Grant
  • Anais Monroy-Eklund, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Biomedical and Health Informatics

  • Tia Carmon, American Association of University Women Career Development Grant
  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Billy Clark, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Jasmine Edelstein, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Emily Fawcett, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Bretta Fylstra, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Khoi Huynh, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Trainee Educational Grant; Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Graduate Student Travel Award
  • Emily Mihalko, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Kathryn Moore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Isabel Newsome, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Connor Puett, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Kristina Rivera, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Maura Vrabel, Ortho-Dermatologics, Inc. Aspire Higher Scholarship
  • Emily Wrona, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Biostatistics

  • Taylor Lagler, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Samuel Rosin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Bryce Rowland, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Busola Sanusi, American Statistical Association Biopharmaceutical Section Scholarship Award; Lifetime Data Science Conference Student Poster Award
  • Amrita Tembhe, Government of India National Overseas Scholarship
  • Business Administration

  • Angelica Leigh, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award
  • Cell Biology and Physiology

  • Rachel Battaglia, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Danielle Berlin, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Molly Kulikauskas, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Laura McCormick, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • John Pawlak, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Chemistry

  • Rachel Bangle, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Tessa Bartges Moyer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Quinton Bruch, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Candice Crilly, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Samantha Ervin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Anna Fraser, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Luke Gallion, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Anton Gudz, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Carolyn Hartley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Brittany Huffman, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Aldo Jordan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Thomas Kolb, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Michael McLaughlin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Jonathan Meyers, American Vacuum Society National Student Award Finalist
  • Benjamin Morgan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Christina Na, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Jacob Pawlik, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Brae Petersen, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Vincent Pistritto, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Tayliz Rodriguez, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Nicole Smiddy, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Madeline Stark, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Hannah Starr, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Jack Sundberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Quentin Tercenio, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Brianna Vickerman, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Jill Williamson, Henry Luce Foundation Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship for Women Graduate Students in STEM
  • City and Regional Planning

  • M. Clay Barnes, US Department of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Victoria Gibler, Women’s Transportation Seminar North Carolina Chapter Maggie Walsh Leadership Legacy Scholarship; US Department of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Hallee Haygood, Alpha Chi Omega Ellen Schalk-Feild Memorial Scholarship
  • Kaitlin Heatwole, USDepartment of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Atticus Jaramillo, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Lindsay Oluyede, US Department of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Emma Stockton, Urban Land Institute/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program
  • Elizabeth Szuflita, US Department of Transportation Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
  • Rachael Wolff, Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund Scholarship
  • Classics

  • Melanie Godsey, American School of Classical Studies at Athens Heinrich Schliemann Fellowship
  • Sarah Hilker, US Department of Education J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Student Research Grant
  • Brian McPhee, American Academy in Rome Arthur Ross Rome Prize in Ancient Studies
  • Matthew Schueller, Getty Research Institute Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Katie Tardio, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Computer Science

  • Darryl Hannan, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Catherine Nemitz, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Patrick Poirson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Dentistry

  • Catherine Campbell, Southern Association of Orthodontists Research Grant
  • Amanda Finger Stadler, American Academy of Periodontology Educator Scholarship
  • Phil Hamilton, Southern Association of Orthodontists Research Grant
  • Lara Holm Heimisdottir, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Graduate Student Research Award; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Ralph E. McDonald Award
  • Ivette Landrian Daly, Southern Association of Orthodontists Research Grant
  • Daniel Lee, American Association of Orthodontists Charles J. Burstone Research Aid Award
  • Aatish Thennavan, Basic Science Scholar Award
  • Sing Wai Wong, American Academy of Periodontology Educator Scholarship; American Academy of Periodontology Balint Orban Memorial Research Award
  • John Zermeno, Southern Association of Orthodontists Research Grant
  • Ecology

  • Catherine Alves, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Zofia Knorek, Smithsonian Institution Environmental Research Center Fellowship
  • Economics

  • Siddhartha Biswas, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Research Development Award
  • Jincheol Joo, Bank of Korea Scholarship
  • Panit Wattanakoon, Thammasat University Scholarship
  • Lu Yi, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral
  • Education

  • Lucy Bergwall, North Carolina Teaching Fellows Grant
  • Dalila Dragnic-Cindric, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Jennifer Hall, Oxford United Methodist Church Continuing Education Scholarship
  • Bronwyn Manley, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Amanda Da Silva, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • English and Comparative Literature

  • Dwight Tanner, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering

  • Colleen Bove, American Museum of Natural History Lerner-Gray Fellowship for Marine Research
  • Alyssa Grube, NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)
  • Catherine McManus, CREW Network Foundation Scholarship
  • Riley Mulhern, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Yang Ou, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Research Fellowship
  • Haley Plaas, North Carolina Sea Grant-Albemarle Pamlico Sound National Estuary Partnership Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research
  • Sarah Townsend-Colley, Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students, Supplemental Funding Opportunity (INTERN)
  • Riley Vickers, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Epidemiology

  • Olufunmilayo Christine Arogbokun, Gates Millennium Foundation Scholarship
  • Theo Beltran, Silicon Valley Scholarships Tang Scholarship Award
  • Nicholas Brazeau, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Josie Caves, National Collaboration for Gun Violence Research Dissertation Award
  • Danielle Chun, Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowship
  • Oumar Diallo, Gates Millennium Foundation Scholarship
  • Danielle Giovenco, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Zakiya Haji-Noor, Gates Millennium Foundation Scholarship
  • Emilya Huseynova, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Daeeun Kim, Fulbright Foreign Student Award
  • Sara Levintow, NRSA Fellowship (R36) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Joyce Rhoden, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Mya Roberson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Denise St. Jean, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Melissa Stockton, Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health
  • Jessica Young, NRSA Fellowship (R36) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Exercise and Sport Science

  • Gabrielle Brewer, National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grant
  • Andrew Hoselton, Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Juliana Romero, National Collegiate Athletic Association Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarship
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Nicole Arruda, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Lauren Donoghue, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Philip Grayeski, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Brea Hampton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Michelle Hoffner O’Connor, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Adele Musicant, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Matthew Niederhuber, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Kia Perez-Vale, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Ricardo Rivera-Soto, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program Grant
  • Eliza Thulson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Tamara Vital, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program Grant
  • Hannah Wiedner, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Geography

  • Angelica Gomez, Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship
  • Michael Hawkins, Fulbright-Institute of International Education Student Research Award
  • Francisco Laso, World Wildlife Fund Russell E. Train Fellowship
  • Trey Murphy, University of North Texas Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship
  • Geological Sciences

  • Wayana Dolan, Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology
  • Simon Topp, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Joshua Shelly, German Academic Scholarship Foundation Leo Baeck Fellowship
  • Global Studies

  • Jimmy Hepburn, International Institute of Education Boren Fellowship
  • Katherine Huth, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Giovanny Rincon, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Health Behavior

  • Willa Dong, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Amanda Kong, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Jennifer Richmond, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar; George Washington University Health Policy Research Scholars Dissertation Award
  • Andrew Seidenberg, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Health Policy and Management

  • Samuel Baxter, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Burcu Bozkurt, Paul & Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship for New Americans
  • Alex Gertner, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Kelly Page, Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship; Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship and Standards Financial Aid Award
  • Violetta Saldanha, Association of University Programs in Health Administration Corris Boyd Scholars Program
  • Carlos Caro Seguel, Chilean National Scholarship for Graduate Studies (CONICYT) Scholarship
  • Lindsey Yates, Society for Family Planning Research Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
  • History

  • Turgay Akbaba, Truman Library Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Robin Buller, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies
  • Nathan Gill, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Lucas Kelley, North Caroliniana Society Archie K. Davis Fellowship
  • Sarah Miles, Society of French and Francophone Professors of America Marandon Fellowship
  • Kenneth Negy, German Academic Exchange Service Research Grant
  • Virginia Olmsted McGraw, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Mark Reeves, New York Public Library Short Term Research Fellowship
  • Donald Santacaterina, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Daniel Velasquez, Americas Research Network US-Mexico Transnationalism Fellowship
  • Morgan Wilson, North American Conference on British Studies Predissertation Grant
  • Human Movement Science

  • Malia Blue, National Strength and Conditioning Association Women’s Scholarship; National Strength and Conditioning Association Graduate Student Research Grant; Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Leadership and Diversity Training Program Award
  • Derek Dewig, American College of Sports Medicine Student Research Award
  • Hayden Giuliani, National Strength and Conditioning Association Women’s Scholarship
  • Katie Hirsch, National Strength and Conditioning Association Challenge Scholarship; Deer Creek Limestone Formation Community Trust Scholarship
  • Kimmery Migel, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Promotion of Doctoral Studies Award
  • Jacob Mota, National Strength and Conditioning Association Doctoral Graduate Research Grant
  • Christina Vander Vegt, National Athletic Trainers Association Doctoral Research Award
  • Information and Library Science

  • Lynnee Argabright, Society for Scholarly Publishing Student Fellowship
  • Jade Bruno, Alice L. Haltom Education Fund Scholarship
  • Iliana Burgos, American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship
  • Megan Threats, P.E.O. Scholar Award; Beta Phi Mu Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Jordan Wrigley, Medical Library Association Scholarship
  • Journalism and Media

  • Joshua Barker, University of Michigan Georgetown Center for Assessment of Tobacco Regulations Award
  • Sarah Champagne, Rotary International Peace Fellowship; Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award
  • Jasmine Gray, Golden Women Foundation Main Scholarship
  • Marine Sciences

  • Malcolm Barnard, Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research
  • Sarah Donaher, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Maternal and Child Health

  • Allie Atkeson, David Winston Health Policy Fellowship
  • Narayan Chetry, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Munguntsetseg Khuyag-Ochir, US Department of Education Fulbright Scholarship for International Students
  • Christopher Westgard, Grand Challenges Canada Saving Brains Scholarship
  • Mathematics

  • Madelyne Brown, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Korkeat Korkeathikhun, Royal Thai Government Scholarship
  • Samantha Moore, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Microbiology and Immunology

  • Kara Eichelberger, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Shane Falcinelli, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • LaKeya Hardy, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Graduate Diversity Enrichment Program Grant
  • Stephen Kovacs, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Jennifer Loome, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Cesar Lopez, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Lauren Radlinski, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy andInfectious Diseases
  • Bhawana (Suruchi) Shrestha, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Sarah Yannarell, US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Fellowship
  • Calvin Yeager, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Neuroscience

  • Angel Huang, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Amber Kline, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Viren Makhijani, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Jesse Niehaus, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Maria Torruella Suarez, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Nursing

  • Gill Adynski, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Carolyn Battle, North Carolina Nurses Association Mary Lewis Wyche Scholarship
  • Martha Grace Cromeens, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sigma Theta Tau Research Award; Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Cass Dictus, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Sherita House, Uniformed Services University TriService Nursing Research Award
  • Alasia Ledford, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Kelly Tan, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Nursing Research; Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Nutrition

  • Ashley Aguillard, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Abrar Al-Shaer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Natalia Rebolledo Fuentealba, Chilean National Scholarship for Graduate Studies (CONICYT) Scholarship
  • Jessica Soldavini, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Predoctoral Fellowship; Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Scholarship; Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Conference Attendance Scholarship; Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation Joanne Ikeda Memorial Student Scholarship
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Haley Chi, American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Cherise Glodowski, NRSA Fellowship (T32) - National Cancer Institute
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Katelyn Arnold, American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Ryan Hickson, American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Alison Mercer-Smith, NRSA Fellowship (F30) - National Cancer Institute
  • Ava Vargason, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Caleb Vogt, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Cancer Institute
  • Pharmacology

  • Megan Agajanian, NRSA Fellowship (F99/K00) - National Cancer Institute
  • Juanita Limas, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship
  • Ryan Murphy, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
  • Waylin Yu, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Philosophy

  • Keshav Singh, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Henry Corbett, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Sten Delos, North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Amy Glazier, NASA/North Carolina Space Grant
  • Chad Hobson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Michele Kelley, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Gulden Othman, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Pa Chia Thao, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Political Science

  • Dominik Baer, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Samuel Barber, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Mallory Block, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Alec Brown, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Erinn Crider, University of Bremen International Student Internship Santander Scholarship
  • Wilson Daily, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Claire Dunn, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Anna Hardage, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Breanna Kerr, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Maura Kitchens, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Caroline Lancaster, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Clara Lunden, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Grant
  • Samuel Schmitt, Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
  • Kai Stern, Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
  • Julia Strandquist, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) Grant
  • LoLo von Tresckow Morley, European Commission Erasmus+ Grant
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

  • Gabriella Alvarez, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Aya Avishai, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • William Belzak, US Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
  • Kylie Bezdek, Society for Research in Child Development Predoctoral State Policy Fellowship
  • Matthew Clayton, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Michel Companion, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Kathy Do, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Cameron Doyle, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Amelia Goranson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Samantha Hellberg, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • April Highlander, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Joshua Jackson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Ronald Kim, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Amber Kline, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Joseph Leshin, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Jenn MacCormack, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Aging
  • Laura Machlin, NRSA Fellowship (T32) - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Jesse Niehaus, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Sarah Owens, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute of Mental Health
  • Jacqueline Paniccia, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Catherine Paquette, NRSA Fellowship (F31) - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Saifa Pirani, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Anais Rodriguez-Thompson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Effua Sosoo, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship; American Psychology-Law Society Minority Affairs Committee Diversity in Psychology and Law Research Awards
  • Katherine Thompson, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Christopher Urban, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Heidi Vuletich, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; P.E.O. Scholar Award
  • Henry Willis, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Public Health

  • Chimwemwe Kumwenda, Rotary International Peace Fellowship
  • Chelsea Leversedge, Kappa Kappa Gamma Graduate School Scholarship
  • Anh Nguyen, Fulbright Scholarship
  • Public Policy

  • Joonho Oh, Korean Government Long-Term Fellowship for Overseas Studies
  • Katherine Saylor, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Religious Studies

  • Samah Choudhury, Fadel Educational Foundation Fellowship; Hub Foundation Scholar
  • Joanna Smith, Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
  • Social Work

  • Sabrina Basquez, American Association of University Women Career Development Grant
  • Erica Bluford, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Sarah Parker Scholarship
  • Dina Exavier, National Association of Social Work Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship
  • Annie Francis, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar
  • Erika Franco Quiroz, Davis Putter Foundation Scholarship
  • Jesalyn Keziah, National Association for Social Workers Foundation Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial MSW Scholarship
  • Nina Tracy, Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship
  • Sociology

  • Nafeesa Andrabi, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Science Travel Award
  • Alanna Gillis, SAGE Publishing Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award
  • Meng-Jung Lin, Taiwan Government Scholarship to Study Abroad
  • Risa Murase, Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship
  • Blaque Robinson, Beinecke Foundation Scholarship
  • Katherine Tierney, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • Chelsea Carter, Janice Blankenship High Point Community Foundation Scholarship
  • Kevin Cunningham, New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship
  • Statistics and Operations Research

  • Tianshe (Mark) He, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship