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2020 Scholarship Awardees

Policy and Practice

Winner: Yoona Kim -  PhD Student
Department: International Health
Advisor: Pamela Surkan
Title: Developing a grounded theory of experiences of left behind among adolescents in Nepal

Laboratory Research

Winner: Hannah Kalinoski – PhD Student
Department: Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Advisor: Dr. Daniela Cihakova
Title: Role of antibody mediated apoptosis of salivary gland stem-like epithelial cells in the pathogenesis of Sjogren’s syndrome.

Applied Research

Winner: Debra Bozzi - PhD Student
Department: Health, Policy and Management
Advisor: Dr. Aditi Sen
Title: The Role of Financial Incentives on Physician Behavior in Perinatal Care

Winner: Zhi Yu  -  PhD Student
Department: Epidemiology
Advisor: Drs. Josef Coresh, Nilanjan Chatterjee and Adrienne Tin
Title: Integrating Multiple Omics Approaches and Human Biology for Understanding Kidney Function

Winner: Yuehan Zhang -  PhD Student
Department: Epidemiology
Advisor: Dr. Gypsyamber D'Souza
Title: Impacting Oropharyngeal Cancer Rates: Vaccination and Risk Factors for HPV Persistence