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Kareem Abdelsaid           

2022      PhD with Distinction

2019      MCG Graduate Research Day Excellence in Research Award

2019      Graduate School Travel Award, Experimental Biology Meeting

2018      Translational Research Program Award, Department of Medicine, MCG


Candee Barris

         2022     Augusta University students reflect on military service for Veterans Day

         2022      Fisher Scientific & Phi Kappa Phi Award for Excellence in Research Biomedical Research, Graduate Research Day

         2021      Ji Cheng Memorial & Phi Kappa Phi Award for Excellence in Research by a Biomedical Sciences student in the early years of training, Graduate Research Day

         2021      Best Session Presentation Graduate Research Day

         2021      American Physiological Society New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine APS Flash Talk Award

         2021      New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine Diversity Conference Scholarship

         2021      Experimental Biology 2021 Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award


Maria Blahove

         2022      The Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Award at the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) Bio Innovation Summit held in Atlanta, GA  


Zsuzsanna Bordan 

2019       Ji Cheng Memorial Award for Excellence in Research, Graduate Research Day, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

2019      Best Student Presentation Award in Vascular Biology Journal Club, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

2018-2020           Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association


Karl Diaz-Sanders
      2022      Featured on the Graduate School Facebook and Instagram during National Hispanic Heritage Month


Brandee Goo

2022        Basic Cardiovascular Sciences New Investigator Travel Award - July 2022
2022        NIH National Institute on Aging F30 Predoctoral Fellowship - Aug 2022 to May 2025
2022        American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship -  Jan 2022 to Aug2022
        Travel award to attend the Fredrickson Lipid Research Conference - September 2021


Steve Haigh       

2019-2022           Predoctoral fellowship NIH F-31


Taylor Kress

2021       American Heart Assoc. Predoctoral Award, Graduate Research Day

2021       The Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student

2021       Society for Redox Biology and Medicine: Trainee Award

2021       Medical College of Georgia: Award of Excellence in Research

2021       Medical College of Georgia: Best Session Presentation

2021       American Physiological Society: CV Section Outstanding Trainee Competition Finalist

2020       American Heart Association Hypertension New Investigator Travel Award


Caleb Padgett   

       2022      APS Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award

       2021-2022     President, Biomedical Student Association

       2021      Best Session Presentation Award, Graduate Research Day   

       2021      Program & Discipline Award for Excellence in Research – Vascular Biology, Graduate Research Day

       2020      Award of Excellence, Graduate Student Government Association

       2020      Article written on him here: PhD Student Brings Joy to Patients in the Georgia Cancer Center

2020      Junior Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology

2020      Figure Reviewer, heart and Circulatory Physiology

2019-2020           Treasurer, Biomedical Sciences Student Association Officer

2018-2023          Predoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

2018-2019           Social Chair, Biomedical Sciences Student Association Officer