Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes award winners

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth recognized its top students recently at its annual awards banquet, held at the Cultural District Banquet Centre.

  Josh Gatson accepted this yearâ??s Graduate Faculty Award for the Outstanding Graduate of the Year. Gatson, who received a PhD from the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience last month, has been the vice president and president of the Black Graduate Student Association, and he received the 2006 Grass Fellowship in Neuroscience. Gatson will begin his postdoctorate fellowship in the lab of Dr. Sam Gandy, a world-renowned Alzheimerâ??s researcher, at Emory University in July.

  The Edward E. Elko Award for Distinguished Service was presented by the Graduate Student Association to the family of Rachel Dauphin for their efforts to raise money for the Rachel Dauphin Memorial Scholarship and to promote the Health Science Center and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Because of their efforts, funding is available to award the Dauphin Scholarship for the next 16 years. Rachel Dauphin, a GSBS student who lost her battle with cancer in 2005, was a recipient of the Elko Award.

   Other awards presented at the ceremony included:

  Discipline Awards

  Tariq Alkhazin  – Outstanding Graduate Student in Forensic Genetics

Daniel Clearfield – Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Research & Education â?? Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Sarah Ross – Outstanding Graduate Student in Clinical Research & Education â?? Family Medicine

Nashila AbdulRahim – North American Primary Care Research Student of the Year Award

TJ Bartosh – Outstanding Graduate Student in Cell Biology & Genetics

Priya Muthu-Thanu – Outstanding Graduate Student in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Rusha Thomas – Outstanding Graduate Student in Microbiology & Immunology

Subhamoy Dasgupta – Outstanding Graduate Student in Biomedical Sciences

Anupam Sule – Outstanding Performance in Core Curriculum – Traditional Exam

David Ho – Outstanding Performance in Core Curriculum – CRM/MEDS

Jessica Alexander, Tory McFarlin and Brett Mueller – Outstanding Graduate Students in Clinical Research Management

R. Matthew Brothers – Outstanding Graduate Student in Integrative Physiology

Joshua Gatson – Harbans Lal Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student in Pharmacology & Neuroscience

      Graduate Student Association Awards

  James Flynn – Outstanding Member

Carolyn Polk – Outstanding Staff Member

Dr. Harlan Jones – Outstanding Faculty Member
Rachel Dauphin Family – Edward E. Elko Award for Distinguished Service

      Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Awards

Dr. Jerry Simecka – Benjamin L. Cohen Outstanding Research Award

Joshua Gatson – Graduate Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate of 2006-2007

      Sigma Xi Membership

Scott Duncan, Vidhya Rao, TJ Bartosh, Linda Mooberry, Matt Brothers, Angela Brimhall, Tara Tovar, Gulab Zode, Shekhar Deo, James Flynn, Megan Hawkins, Dr. Scott Ransom, Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha 


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