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USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated
Published on April 4, 2017
Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students’ academic and research achievements at the annual Graduate Fellows Brunch on March 30 2017.
Each academic year, the Office of Graduate Education administers several fellowship opportunities. Students are required to submit an application to be considered for their chosen fellowship and go through a competitive internal peer review process overseen by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research. This year’s recipients were chosen and announced to the campus community in December 2016.
Left to right: Provost Dr. Peter Miller, Dan Tian PhD’17, advisor Dr. James McKee, and president Dr. Paul Katz.
Frederick B. Kilmer Fellowship
Purpose: Endowed by the late Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student conducting research in pharmacology and plant chemistry at the University of the Sciences.
Recipient: Dan Tian PhD’17, Pharmacognosy – Total Synthesis of Isosideroxylin, a Novel Antiproliferative Isoflavone Derived from Leiophyllum Buxifolium (Sand Myrtle) (#88)
Advisor: James McKee, PhD, Professor of Chemistry
Left to right: Provost Dr. Peter Miller, advisors Dr. Alexander Sidorenko and Dr. Sriramakamal Jonnalagadda, Manasi Chawathe PhD’18, and president Dr. Paul Katz.
Clayton French Fellowship
Purpose of Fellowship: Endowed by Mrs. Mary I. Banks in honor of her father, Clayton French, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student conducting pharmaceutical research at the University of the Sciences.
Basic Research Recipient: Manasi Chawathe PhD’18, Pharmaceutics – Chitosan-graft-Polylactide as a Biomaterial for Skin Wound Healing: Study of Attachment of Human Dermal Fibroblasts to its Films & Brushes (#143) and The Synthesis and Examination of the Colligative Properties of Amphiphilic Hybrid Molecular Brushes (#144)
Advisors: Sriramakamal Jonnalagadda, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, and Alexander Sidorenko, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Left to right: Provost Dr. Peter Miller, Vivek Chaudhari PhD’20, advisor Dr. Amalia Issa, Manasi Chawathe PhD’18, and president Dr. Paul Katz.
Applied Research Recipient: Vivek Chaudhari PhD’20, Health Policy – Cost Effectiveness of Multigene Assays for Colon Cancer (#12)
Advisor: Amalia Issa, PhD, MPH, FCPP, Professor of Health Policy and Public Health, and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Left to right: Provost Dr. Peter Miller, advisor Dr. John Tomsho, Giulia Mancini PhD’20, and president Dr. Paul Katz.
William Gano Fellowship
Purpose: Established by Mrs. William H. Gano in memory of her husband, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student engaged in research at the University of the Sciences.
Recipient: Giulia Mancini PhD’20, Chemistry – Synthesis and Evaluation of Flurophosphonates Analogues of Fosmidomycin and FR900098
Advisor: John Tomsho, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Left to right: Provost Dr. Peter Miller, advisor Dr. Zhihong Wang, Amber Gunderwala PhD’20, and president Dr. Paul Katz.
Harry A. Bradburd Fellowship
Purpose: Established in 1970 by Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Bradburd, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student at USciences who has completed at least one year of graduate study, has accumulated a minimum of 24 hours of graduate credit, and has indicated an intention of continuing graduate study at USciences. Graduate program directors may nominate one student per graduate program. Final selection shall be made on the basis of the candidate’s cumulative weighted grade average.
Recipient: Amber Gunderwala PhD’20, Pharmacognosy – highest GPA
Advisor: Zhihong Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
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