BME M.S. Student Reshu Saini Wins Second Place In New Investigator Award Competition At The American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine Annual Convention
BME Ph.D. Student Meredith Reid Chosen As Recipient Of UAB BBVA Compass Mortgage Financial Services Endowed Award In Graduate Education
Meredith Reid, a Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student, was chosen as the recipient of the UAB BBVA Compass Mortgage Financial ServicesEndowed Award in Graduate Education. The award was established through generous gifts from the UAB National Alumni Society to be used for the purpose of creating an endowed graduate student award fund at UAB. Spendable earnings from the BBVA Compass Mortgage Financial Services Endowed Award in Graduate Education fund are used to provide financial assistance to exceptional students who are enrolled in a UAB graduate program.
Dr. Timothy Wick, Biomedical Engineering Professor, Chair and Graduate Program Director, was named a recipient of the 2011 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship. Wick was one of 20 professors from 17 departments at UAB to be selected for the honor.The award, now in its fifth year, recognizes exceptional faculty mentorship and demonstrates that UAB is a university that values the commitment to excellence in mentorship that is exhibited by its faculty, says Bryan Noe, Ph.D., dean of The Graduate School.
“This award recognizes faculty who have been outstanding mentors, advisors and role models to the students and trainees with whom they have worked,” Noe says. “We are particularly pleased to see that faculty from different disciplines and departments across campus were nominated for their dedication to assisting students, postdoctoral fellows and other trainees to realize their career goals.”
“I am very excited to work with others, who have a different educational background than myself, and learn how research is done differently outside the United States,” said Marshall.
The goal of Marshall’s research project is to create a human breast cancer tissue mimic to accelerate identification of safe and efficacious breast cancer drug therapies. Her project will span her master’s thesis and her doctoral dissertation.
Marshall is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Society and works in the lab of her mentor, Dr. Joel Berry, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.