Richard Eckert, PhD, Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, received the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 annual meeting in Panama City, Panama. This is the national association of biochemistry chairs. Dr. Eckert has served in multiple leadership roles, including as president.
Picture: Dr. Eckert with Ms. Kathleen Reinecke (Dr. Eckert’s administrative assistant, an invaluable help in this effort).
Dr. Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMSOM, was awarded the Dr. Patricia Sokolove Outstanding Mentor Award at the Graduate School's Doctoral Hooding Ceremony in May 2018. The Graduate Student Association established the Dr. Patricia Sokolove Outstanding Mentor Award to honor those who put forth great effort in aiding and mentoring graduate students. Dr. Kontrogianni was nominated by her students, Alyssa Grogan, Janelle Hauserman and Talia Guardia.
Pictured from left to right (Alyssa Grogan, Dr. Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Janelle Hauserman, and Talia Guardia)
2012 GPILS Awardees
PhD Scholar Award Gabriel Eades: Gabriel is a member of the Molecular Medicine GPILS program and works in the laboratory of Dr. Qun Zhou. Congratulations Gabriel!
Posdoctoral Scholar Award Kelly Beazley: Kelly is currently working in the laboratory of Dr. Maria Nurminskaya as a postdoc. Congratulations Kelly!
GPILS Teacher of the Year Gerald Wilson Need we say more? Congratulations Gerald!
Terry Rogers: Terry received an appreciation award for his 16 years of service as Director of the MD/PhD Program in the School of Medicine. He is pictured with Dr. Richard Eckert, Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Dr. Robin Pierson.