It's a Pattern, Not a Trend: BME Students Continue Their Success in Securing Competitive Fellowships

Congratulations to the Ph.D. students in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia who have earned externally-funded graduate research fellowships so far this year. The list includes 6 new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows (NSF-GRFP), 6 new American Heart Association Graduate Research Fellows, and 2 students earning individual fellowships from the National Institutes of Health.

Additionally, two alumni from last summer's NSF-funded REU in Multi-scale Systems Bioengineering and Biomedical Data Science are new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows.

By the time they graduate, 55 percent of UVA BME doctoral students will have earned a prestigious named fellowship from the National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, the University of Virginia or a private foundation. Last year, the department's Ph.D. students earned $730,000 in competitive funding to support their research and scholarship. 

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Leilani Astrab, Caliari Lab, Undergraduate institution: University of Florida

Anna Debski, Price Lab, Undergraduate institution: Ohio State University

Joseph Ficarrotta*, Papin Lab, Undergraduate institution: University of Florida

Emma Glass, Incoming Ph.D. student, College of William and Mary

Mackenzie Grubb, Caliari Lab, Undergraduate institution: University of Florida PROFILE

Bryana Harris, Saucerman Lab, Undergraduate institution: Auburn University Profile

 

REU Alumni who are new NSF GRFP recipients

*Joseph Ficarrotta, Papin Lab

Fola Olusanya, Undergraduate institution: Howard University

Jocelyne Rivera, Undergraduate institution: University of Arizona

 

American Heart Association Graduate Research Fellowship

Mukti Chowkwale, Saucerman Lab, Undergraduate institution: University of Pune Profile

Delaney Fischer, Price Lab, Undergraduate institution: University of Tennessee at Knoxville Profile

Samuel Sklar, French Lab

Yu Wang, Epstein Lab, Undergraduate institution: Tsinghua University

 

National Institutes of Health Individual Fellowships

Pathway to Independence Award K99/R00, Grace Bingham, Barker Lab, Undergraduate institution: Louisiana State University

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award F31, Lauren Pruett, Griffin Lab, Undergraduate institution: Clemson University