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Our students each have a passion to make a difference for themselves and those in the world around them. As a student at Augusta University, you will have the opportunity to make an impact as part of our biomedical community. 

Read on to learn more about what our great graduate students have accomplished. 

Congratulations to our outstanding students!

PHD Student RecIeves AWard for Compassion

Hannah Youngblood

Program: PhD with a major Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Mentor: Yutao Liu, PhD

Award: Graduate Student Government Association Award for Compassion

Medical Illustration Student Awarded the Vesalius Trust Research Grant   

Linden Pederson

Program: MS in Medical Illustration

Mentor: William Andrews, MA, CMI, FAMI

Title of Project Awarded: “Interactive Apple iBook Based on Obstetrical Management of Dystocia in the Cow."

PhD Student Awarded American Association for Immunization Trainee Abstract Award  

Mohamed Hussein

Program: PhD in Molecular Medicine

Mentor: Yukai He, PhD

Conference: Virtual Immunology 2021

Awarded: American Association of Immunology Trainee Abstract Award


 

photo from article Education Specialist Student Gives Back to her School Community through Reading & Writing

Education Specialist Student Gives Back to her School Community through Reading & Writing

Jessica Jenkins, 5th grade online teacher at Monte Sano Elementary, accepted the challenge of creating a family literacy event as a requirement of her Panda Cares New Teacher Fellowship with Panda Express. This fellowship was created in June 2020 to support and retain early-career teachers and help them develop as leaders in the profession. It […]

Cadet Tia Pullens

ROTC Supports Graduate Education

In the fall of 2018, Tia Pullens was working at Fort Gordon and attending school at Augusta University (AU) in Master of Public Health in Health Management program. She had been through a few major life events, so she turned to exercise to relieve stress and deal with grief. That’s when her supervisor at Fort […]

photo from article Hannah Youngblood Excels In The Lab While Also Giving Back

Hannah Youngblood Excels In The Lab While Also Giving Back

According to the National Eye Institute, “Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness by damaging a nerve in the back of your eye called the optic nerve.” An estimated 79.6 million people worldwide will be effected by glaucoma in 2020 and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

photo from article PhD Student Brings Joy to Patients in the Georgia Cancer Center

PhD Student Brings Joy to Patients in the Georgia Cancer Center

Langley, South Carolina, just 10 miles down the road from Augusta University, is the hometown of third year Vascular Biology PhD candidate, Caleb Padgett. Growing up in a town with a population of 1,309 residents, Caleb got to know and love his neighbors. He also had the misfortune of losing several people he loved due […]

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Fellowships & Awards

Sarah Ray, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Physiology 
Award: American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Elinor Mannon, Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Physiology 
Award:
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Casey Derella , PhD with a major in Physiology 
Award
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Colin Stirt, Master of Science with a major in Medical Illustration 
Award: Award of Merit from the Lamar Dodd School of Art Student Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibit

Clara Oh, Master of Science with a major in Medical Illustration 
Award: Award of Merit from the Lamar Dodd School of Art Student Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibit

Anekay Kelly, Master of Science with a major in Medical Illustration 
Award: Award of Excellence from the Lamar Dodd School of Art Student Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibit

Linden Pederson, Master of Science with a major in Medical Illustration 
Award: Stenstrom Award of Excellence from the Lamar Dodd School of Art Student Scientific and Medical Illustration Exhibit

 

Publications

Thomas Warren, Master of Arts in Intelligence Security Studies 
Publication: Lizotte, M‐K, Warren, T. Understanding the appeal of libertarianism: Gender and race differences in the endorsement of libertarian principles. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. 2021; 1‐ 20.