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Honors Day

Honors Day is held during the spring semester and recognizes the efforts of those students who have graduated or are graduating with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees during the current academic year. In addition, the School of Graduate Studies recognizes those who have shown exceptional service and/or research productivity during their graduate careers.

The top honorees are listed and pictured below.  Click here to view the program.  

2019 Fundamentals of Physiology Award - Sarah Klender
Awarded for superior scholastic performance in the Fundamentals of Physiology course during the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

2019 Excellence in Pharmacology Graduate Student Award - Kenji Maeda
This award is presented to a Medical Pharmacology Ph.D. Candidate who has demonstrated academic and research excellence, outstanding professionalism, and service to the UMMC community.

 

2019 Regions Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Dr. Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy
The Regions Graduate Research Award and cash prize are presented in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments by a Graduate Student.

Dr. Jason Griggs accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy. 

Dr. Jason Griggs accepted the award on behalf of Dr. Bhuvaneswari Gurumurthy

 

2019 Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program Director's Award - Riley Alef, Blake Hill, Tyler Holm, Jody Morgan, Rachel Royston, and Darby Whitney
This award is in recognition of an overall weighted numerical average in the top ten percent of the class as of April 1, 2019. 

 

2019 Trustmark Postdoctoral Publication Awards - Dr. Xuan Li
This award is in recognition of a single cutting edge publication that served to significantly advance biomedical knowledge with the fellow's area of research.

 

2019 Randall-Trustmark Outstanding Graduate Research Award - Ramana Vaka
The Randall-Trustmark Graduate Research Award and cash prize are presented in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and scientific contributions by a Graduate Student.

 

2019 Robert A. Mahaffey, Jr. Memorial Award - Edgar Meyer
Established in the memory of the late graduate student, this certificate and cash prize are awarded in recognition of exceptional research potential of young investigators. The student's name will be added to the Mahaffey Memorial plaque.