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PDRD Awards

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. 

Mo​re information about these awards, including eligibility and nomination guidelines, can be found in the individual tabs to the left.


Presentation Awards 

​Oral Presentations
        1st Place: Damian Guerra
        2nd Place: Amanda Jones
        3rd Place: Seth Creasy
        Recognition prize: Walter Knight, Marina Felisbino, 
                                   Travis Nemkov, Albert Pinder-Arabpour                                                          
Poster Presentations:

Basic Science:
        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.

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