Four graduate students have been awarded the Albert J. Ryan Fellowship, the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are still in their degree program.
This year’s fellows are:
- Jeremy Kinder, Immunology
- Elly Powell, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
- Jennifer Schwanekamp, Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
- Dusten Unruh, Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
Students are selected for performance in formal courses, research talent and accomplishment, and participation in the scientific community. Fellowships are two-year awards, and come with both an increase in stipend and an invitiation to attend an annual symposium during which they have an opportunity to present their research to colleagues.
The 11th annual Harold B. Amos Symposium of Ryan Fellows was held at the White Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire from May 15-17. Participating colleges and universities included the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Ryan Fellows from UC included:
- Sriparna Ghosal, Neuroscience
- Jessica Kendziorski, Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology
- Jared Klarquist, Immunology
- Nasrini Shahana, Neuroscience
- Ali Shawki, Systems Biology and Physiology
- Shatrunjai Pratap Singh, Molecular and Developmental Biology
- Maria Fields, Immunology
- Kyle McCracken, Molecular and Developmental Biology.
The fellowship award, administered through the Ryan Foundation, was established in 1967 by Alice Ryan in memory of her father in an effort to recognize and financially support outstanding students at Dartmouth, Harvard and UC in the area of biomedical research.