2008-09 Honors and Awards

New PhDs

  • Elyse Katz - Advisor Joe Cubells
  • Jesse Schank - Advisor David Weinshenker
  • Li-ting Chien - Advisor Criss Hartzell
  • Kroshona DeShay Tabb - Advisor David Weinshenker
  • Jennifer Caldwell Wilhelm - Advisor Pete Wenner
  • Lisa Hill Kreiner - Advisor Amy Lee
  • Lisa Mariko Giles - Advisor Lian Li
  • Anna Goldshmidt Orr - Advisor Steve Traynelis
  • Anna Wiste - Advisors Thorgeir Thorgeirsson and Clint Kilts
  • Suzanne Tydlacka - Advisor Xiao-Jiang Li
  • Elizabeth Martin - Advisor Charles Nemeroff
  • Heather Ross - Advisor Larry Young
  • Sarah Ewing Corcoran - Advisor Leonard Howell
  • Lily Iskhakova - Advisor Yoland Smith
  • Rayna Bauzo - Advisor Leonard Howell
  • Albert Gus Davis - Advisors Allan Levey and Jim Lah
  • Zoe Donaldson - Advisor Larry Young
  • Jun Lui - Advisor Anthony Chan

Predoctoral NRSA Awards:

  • Stacey Dutton (NRSA) - Advisor Andrew Escayg
  • Alisha Epps (NRSA) - Advisor David Weinshenker
  • Michael Jutras (NRSA) - Advisor Elizabeth Buffalo
  • Daniel Manvich (NRSA) - Advisor Leonard Howell
  • Vasiliki Michopoulos (NRSA) - Advisor Mark Wilson
  • Anlys Olivera (NRSA) - Advisor Andrew Miller
  • Sharon Swanger (NRSA) - Advisor Gary Bassell

Other National Awards:

  • Stacey Dutton - Epilepsy Foundation Fellowship
  • Alisha Epps - Epilepsy Foundation Fellowship
  • Andrea Liatis - R36 Mental Health Dissertation Research Grant, NIH and NIMH
  • Lisa Matragano - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Alexander Poplawsky - HHMI Curriculum Fellowship
  • Sharon Swanger - Epilepsy Foundation Fellowship

Travel and other Awards :

  • Amy Anderson - Travel Award, Wisconsin Health and Emotions Symposium
  • David Ehrlich - Travel Award, "Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD" Conference, Uniformed Services University
  • Alisha Epps - NIDA Travel Award, Jackson Labs 50th Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics
  • Meriem Gaval - Carl Storm Fellowship to attend the Catecholamines Gordon Research Conference
  • Brittany Howell - NIMH Conference Series on Comparative and Primate Studies Fellow
  • Eileen Kessler - Travel Award, Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference
  • Daniel Manvich - NIDA Director's Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence annual meeting, Reno, Nevada
  • Laura Mariani - NextBio Student Travel Grant
  • Osama Mohamad - "Crawford Long Research Award", Dept of Anesthesiology
  • Kevin Murnane - Travel Award, First Annual Meeting of Biology, Behavior and Chemistry Conference
  • Kevin Murnane - Travel Award, Annual Meeting of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Teaching Fellowships:

  • Todd Ahern - Dean's Teaching Fellowship for 2009-2010 Academic Year
  • Todd Ahern - Scholarly Inquiry & Research at Emory (SIRE) Graduate Fellowship
  • Kate O'Toole - 2009-2010 PRISM Fellowship
  • Alexander Poplawsky - 2009-2010 PRISM Fellowship
  • Heather Ross - FIRST Award (teaching/research fellowship)
  • Jacob Shreckengost - SIRE Fellow

Training Grants:

  • Todd Ahern - Integrated Training in Psychobiology & Psychopathology Training Grant
  • Debra Cooper - Drug Abuse Training Grant
  • Brittany Howell - NIMH Early Experience, Stress, and Neurobehavioral Development Center Trainee
  • Kevin Murnane - Drug Abuse Training Grant

NIH Training Grant 2008-2009 Trainees:

  • David Ehrlich - Advisor Donald Rainnie
  • Megan Lyle - Advisor David Weinshenker
  • Nikki Sawyer - Advisor Andrew Escayg
  • Lucy Guillory - Advisors Charles Nemeroff and Becky Kinkead
  • Eileen Kessler - Advisor Leonard Howell
  • Jeanne McKeon - Advisor Lian Li

NIH Training Grant 2009-2010 Trainees:

  • Laura Mariani
  • Katie Shepard

Other Honors :

  • Debra Cooper - Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Fellowship
  • Sarah Cork - Best Poster Award for translational research, 2009 Winship Cancer Institute Symposium
  • Sarah Cork - Best Poster Award, 2008 Georgia Life Sciences Symposium
  • Lucy Guillory - Honorable Mention for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Erin Hecht - Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Damon Lamb - Frank R. Lillie Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (scholarship)
  • Damon Lamb - Burroughs Wellcome Fund Endowment (scholarship)
  • Kevin Murnane - Poster Competition Winner, 2008 Division of Behavioral Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Kevin Murnane - 2008 Present Student Councilor, Division of Behavioral Pharmacology, Executive Committee, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics