Archived Scholar Acknowledgements

Congratulations to Madelyn Esquivel who won Best Poster in Cancer Biology (Postbac Category) at ABRCMS 2019. Madelyn is a VCU PREP postbac scholar working in the research lab of Dr. Chuck Harrell in the Department of Pathology.


Congratulations to Maya Mason who won Best Poster in Development Biology and Genetics at ABRCMS 2019! Maya is a junior Biology Major working in the research lab of Drs. Jill Bettinger and Laura Maithes in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.


Congratulations to Anna Marie Rodriguez who won Best Poster in Neuroscience at ABRCMS 2019! Amie is a junior Biology Major working in the research lab of Dr. Gretchen Neigh in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.


Congratulations to Dr. Kasalina Kiwanuka on the successful defence of her Ph.D. Dr. Kiwanuka becomes the 8th IMSD Ph.D. graduate!


Congratulations to IRACDA Alumna Dr. Rebecca Martin who is highlighted in the September issue of Massey Cancer Center's Research Report e-newsletter.


Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate scholar Gervyn Fajardo-Franco for being recognized in the John Tyler Community College Next Up series "Next Up: Medical School."


Congratulations to Deon Brown, Raven Ross, and Darian White, who won student awards from the Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting. 


The VCU CoHD would like to congratulate Gladys Shaw on her most recent poster presentation achievement!

Gladys Shaw, VCU IMSD Ph.D. scholar, recently attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C. where she presented a poster titled “Predatory Stress Increases Ethanol Consumption in Male C57BL/6J Mice.” Gladys won the competition in the Brain and Behavior category and will be recognized in an upcoming issue of Science. Congratulations Gladys for a job well done.

Congratulations to Raven Smith, Linda Alexander, Zoe Villamar and Justin Moore who win awards at national conference for undergraduate minority researchers.

Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate scholar Michael Kiflezghi for becoming a semi-finalist for the 2016 - 2017 Fulbright U. S. Student Program!

Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate scholars  and  for being awarded the 2016 HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program Fellowship for summer research! See the full article about Sara Izabel and Lizette Carrasco winning the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship. 

VCU's Center on Health Disparities research training scholars are blazing a trail highlighting underrepresented students and faculty in the biomedical sciences field. See the article in VCU News about our scholars HERE!

Congratulations to former IMSD undergrad and PREP scholar Liam Lewis on his first paper with mentor Andrew Ottens!  Way to go Liam and Andy!    

Frontal Cortex Proteome Perturbation after Juvenile Rat Secondhand Smoke Exposure


CoHD trainees and faculty in news article on Higher Education Advocacy Day.


Congratulations to IRACDA Fellow Sean Koebley's advisor, Jason Reed, Ph.D.



Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate Sislia Mahmoodi, who won Best Poster* at ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) in Phoenix, AZ, which was held in early Nov, 2017. *Tissue-specific knockout of PP2A-Aa In mouse neural progenitors during development to explore function and impact in CNS disease and the DNA damage response.


Congratulations to Jaz-Munn Johnson who received the Black History in the Making Award.



Derek, Katie and Teshell on being named a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year!


Brian Joseph, Kristen Wade, Tamara Haque, and Carine Binyam for being featured in VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Video


IMSD trainees Michael Kiflezghi and Brittany Martinez for being featured in VCU News for national recognition of their research


IMSD and MARC research trainees for being recognized for pursuing excellence in your research studies.