Congratulations to the ten individuals selected to receive the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award for 2019. The award is a partial scholarship towards attendance at WORLDSymposium 2019. Numerous individuals submitted an application for the award, and the review process was difficult due to the excellent caliber of all the applicants. WORLDSymposium would like to congratulate all of the applicants for their hard work. The following individuals will receive the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award for 2019 and be recognized at the Award Ceremony and Opening Reception on Monday, February 4 at 5:15 PM in the Regency Foyer:

  • Rhea Ashmead, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • Hojun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Chloe Christensen, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
  • Jenny Do, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Areian Eghbali, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Eric Joshua Garcia, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Francyne Kubaski, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Murtaza Nagree, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Yanyan Peng, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Hiroyuki Yamakawa, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

About the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Awards for Basic Science

Each year, trainees and recent doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply for the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award provides a partial scholarship to attend WORLDSymposium 2019. To increase opportunities for basic scientists to present their research, WORLDSymposium is offering ten (10) Young Investigator Awards specifically for Basic Science Abstracts.

Graduate students and those who are within the first 3 years after completing a graduate degree are eligible. Those who submit an abstract as the first-author will be considered eligible for the award, and will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of the content of the abstract. The Program Committee will select awardees from the first authors of abstracts submitted by the October 1, 2018 deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2018 of the status of their application for the award.

The partial scholarship includes:

  • Registration for WORLDSymposium 2019 and Emerging Trends 2019
  • 4 nights room and tax at the WORLDSymposium group rate at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Up to $500 towards airfare to travel to WORLDSymposium 2019
  • All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility.

Award will be presented on Monday, February 4 at 5:15 PM in the Regency Rotunda prior to the opening reception. Recipients must be present to receive the award. If the recipient is unable to travel to receive the Young Investigator award, an alternate abstract will be selected.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium and to be considered for the Young Investigator Award was 11:59PM CDT October 1, 2018.

Past Award Recipients:

2018: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, Natalia Gomez-Ospina, Zhirui Jiang, Christina Mikulka, Salvatore Molino, Murtaza Nagree, Yanyan Peng, Roselena Schuh, Jenny Serra Vinardell, Nadav Weinstock

2017: Brendan Beaton, Carolina Cardona, Shahzeb Hassan, Shih-hsin Kan, Francyne Kubaski, Reid Martin, Stephanie Newman, Li Ou, Vincent Puy, Dora Lucia Vallejo Ardila

2016: Elma Aflaki, Allison Bradbury, Fu-Pang Chang, Camila de Britto Para de Aragao, Chrissa Dwyer, Arunabha Ghosh, Zhirui Jiang, Mari Mori

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