This year, in addition to awards for outstanding oral and poster presentations, PDRD will also be recognizing mentorship and community service contributions to science and the greater community.
More information about these awards, including eligibility and nomination guidelines, can be found in the individual tabs to the left.
1st Place: Damian Guerra
2nd Place: Amanda Jones
3rd Place: Seth Creasy
Recognition prize: Walter Knight, Marina Felisbino,
Travis Nemkov, Albert Pinder-Arabpour
1st Place: Katrin Schilcher
2nd Place: Brady Spencer
3rd Place: Rushita Bagchi
Translational and Clinical Science:
1st Place: Anushila Chatterjee
2nd Place: Martha Meyer
3rd Place: Paul Kline
Poster prizes will be split into 2 tracks (Basic Research and Translational/Clinical Research) with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each track.
In order to be eligible for a presentation award, you must be considered a postdoc at the time of PDRD. The NIH defines a postdoc as an individual with a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing.
Outstanding Service Award
Winner: Verenea Serrano
The Outstanding Service Award has been established to recognize and celebrate ONE postdoc on campus who has made exceptional efforts in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion either in science or in the greater community.
The winner will be honored at PDRD and will receive a monetary prize of $500.
Outstanding Mentorship Awards
Postdoc Winner: Rushita Bagchi
Faculty Winner: Craig Jordan
The Outstanding Mentorship Awards have been established to recognize ONE postdoc on campus and ONE faculty member on campus for their quality mentorship and their impact on research, professional development, and diversity and inclusion.
Both the postdoc and faculty winners will be honored at PDRD. The postdoc winner will also receive a monetary prize of $500.