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2023 January Student Spotlight

Jan. 13, 2023—The Graduate School would like to celebrate the following students: Alyssa Nelson, Ph.D. & Jeremy Espano, Ph.D.- taught a class in nanoscience and nanotechnology to a group of 8th and 9th graders as part of the Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) program. SAVY serves gifted and high-achieving students in kindergarten through grade 6 throughout...

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December 2022 Graduate Student Spotlight

Dec. 12, 2022—The Graduate School would like to shine a spotlight on the following students! Annie Hatmaker – along with a team of researchers including her adviser, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences Antonis Rokas, recently published a study identifying the differences in virulence among Aspergillus species.     Micaela Harris, Ph.D. – will attend the ICRSME 2023 Consultation...

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November Graduate Student Spotlight

Nov. 8, 2022—Yan Sun, an Epidemiology Ph.D. student, had her first author paper published in Cancers  Vanderbilt Ph.D. students and postdocs who traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar Nathaniel Tran, a third-year Health Policy Ph.D. student, was awarded the Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award by the Aging & Public Health section of the American Public...

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Graduate Leadership Institute offers workshops, grant funding

Aug. 24, 2022—The Russel G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute aims to help students be intentional in your training at Vanderbilt. GLI provides students with the skills, tools, and self-awareness that will allow them to lead at all levels through programming that facilitates a greater understanding of personal leadership style and interactions with others. It will also help...

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August 2022 Student Spotlights

Aug. 24, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Miguel Cuj, Ph.D. student in Anthropology – has been awarded the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. This will allow Miguel to do fieldwork regarding K’iche’ Maya women’s foldaways in Guatemala. Congratulations Miguel!     Mary Catherine Sullivan, Ph.D. student in Political Science...

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A Conversation With Alumnus Sonia Boyapti

Jul. 15, 2022—Justin Gung, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, spoke with Sonia Boyapti about her time at Vanderbilt and how she remains involved in her Alma Mater.  Justin: What was your area of concentration at the Graduate School? What are you focused on now? Sonia: After receiving a master’s degree in biomedical engineering...

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June 2022 Student Spotlight

Jun. 10, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements!        Stacy Jer; a third-year Ph.D. student in education – has been awarded the 2022 David L. Boren Fellowship to support the completion of her doctoral studies! Congratulations!       Diana Kahn; a third-year PH.D. student in education –...

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May 2022 Student Spotlights

May. 17, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Hari Srinivasan; an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience– , has been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. This merit-based graduate award for immigrants and children of immigrants provides 30 fellows annually with...

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2022 Graduate School Endowed Awards

Apr. 26, 2022—Congratulations to all Graduate Students who have received these prestigious awards! We look forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments. EDWARD FERGUSON JR. GRADUATE AWARD The Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award provides scholarship awards to support graduate students at the Graduate School who demonstrate excellence in research. The $5,000 award provides financial support to deserving...

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Conversation with Alumnus Dante Mossi

Apr. 26, 2022—Justin Gung, Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, spoke with Dante Mossi about his concentration at Vanderbilt and his collaboration with the Graduate School:  Justin Gung: What was your area of concentration at the Graduate School? What are you doing now, at this point in your career? Did you “end up” with a career in...

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April 2022: Graduate Student Spotlight

Apr. 26, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Cassandra Schember- Cassandra, a doctoral student (’22) in Epidemiology, was selected as a Fellow for the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Class of 2022. Congratulations Cassandra!     Brayan Serratos– Brayan, a third year graduate student in the Department of Spanish and...

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March 2022: Celebrating our Students

Apr. 26, 2022—This month, we are celebrating the following Graduate School students for their achievements! Jacob Steenwyk Earlier this month Jacob L. Steenwyk, a PhD candidate in Biological Sciences, was selected as a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. This award, announced earlier this month by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recognizes outstanding achievement...

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Graduate School names endowed scholarship recipients

Apr. 14, 2021—The Vanderbilt Graduate School has recognized outstanding research among Ph.D. candidates across the university in 2020-21 through the nomination and awarding of endowed scholarship funding. FAMILY S GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP – AUTISM STUDIES Kacie Dunham In 2018, anonymous donors established the Family S Graduate Scholarship to provide financial support for deserving graduate students who are conducting basic research...

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Graduate School 2020 Founder’s Medalist: Thea J. Autry

May. 8, 2020—Thea Jean Autry, from Katy, Texas, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Graduate School. She is graduating with a doctor of philosophy in English. Thea’s research and teaching focus on U.S. literature and visual arts of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theories of visuality, race, gender, sexuality, and cultural geography....

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Financial Planning Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 28, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return?  Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, Ph.D., of Personal Finance for PhDs, is returning to campus to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdocs. Roberts will be hosting two sessions: Demystifying...

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