Brenda Grzetic, a PhD student in Community Health supervised by Dr. Natalie Beausoleil, received national recognition for her research with an award of $35,000 per year for three years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Two NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) scholarships have been awarded to Budd Tucker, a PhD student being supervised by Dr. Karen Mearow and Matthew Parsons, a master’s student in neuroscience, supervised by Dr. Gilbert Kirouac.
“We were delighted to learn that three of our graduate students have won prestigious scholarships from the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program,” said Dr. Penny Moody-Corbett, assistant dean for research and graduate studies. “These awards recognize the achievements of the students, supervisors and programs in the medical school at Memorial University. We have about 160 graduate students completing M.Sc, and PhD degrees in medicine. Our programs are truly bench to bedside to community, with students contributing to a wide variety of research including community health, clinical science and basic medical science.”
In addition to the student scholarships, a new NSERC discovery grant has been awarded to Dr. Michiru Hirasawa, assistant professor of neuroscience,
NSERC summer studentships have been awarded to Erin Kelland, Heidi King, Michael Organ, and Leanne Thorne.
CIHR summer undergraduate awards went to undergraduate medical students Andrew Latus, Mairi Chadwick and Christine Dawe.