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Congratulations to IMSD Undergrad Alumna Eden Zewdu on her new position in 2020.


Congratulations to the following VCU PREP scholars for their Poster awards at ABRCMS 2020:

Vidal Bejar-Padilla - best poster Cell Biology (PREP)
Poster title: Perturbing α-catenin-Dependent Vinculin Recruitment to Adherens Junctions Affects Vinculin Recruitment to Focal Adhesions
Mentor: Daniel Conway, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering


Tasia Bos - best poster Biochemistry (PREP)
Poster title: 
The Mechanism of Therapy-Induced Senescence and Senolytic Agents in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Treatment
Mentor: Hisashi Harada, PhD, Philips Institute for Oral Health Research

Chardane Logan - best poster Neuroscience (PREP) - best poster Neuroscience (PREP)
Poster title: Differential Effects of Heterotypic Stress on Behavior Stress in Males and Females
Mentor: Gretchen Neigh, PhD, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology


 Feature story about Gladys Shaw, IMSD PhD Program Alumna


"On Being a Black Photographer"
Original video essay on CBS This Morning


Congratulations to Gladys A. Shaw (IMSD Fellow), Molly M. Hyer (IRACDA Fellow), Gretchen N. Neigh et al on the publication of your recent article!


A decade of funding makes VCU a leader in finding diverse talent that biomedical sciences have been missing. 


Congratulations to Nana Afia Twumasi-Ankrah, IMSD Undergraduate scholar, for being named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar!


Congratulations to Nancy Sey, IMSD Undergraduate Affiliate, who was awarded a 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 


Congratulations to Dr. Salma Omer for successfully defending her PhD. Salma is an IMSD alumna who graduated VCU with a bachelor's in Chemistry in 2015. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. 


President Rao's State of the University Address highlights our Center's work to support research education for all scholars and mentions Valentina Posada (IMSD Undergraduate) and Stanley Cheatham (VCU PREP scholar).