Fellows' Career Development
Fellows' Career Development
NIEHS fellows have received various additional awards and recognition from NIH or non-NIH entities such as professional societies. See some of the miscellaneous types of awards our fellows have won below.
Mandy Goldberg, Ph.D., an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow, was selected to the NIH Independent Research Scholars program and started her independent research group in Epidemiology Branch in 2023.
Anna Kreutz, an NIEHS IRTA postdoctoral fellow, received a Toshio Narahashi Neurotoxicology Fellowship Award for her work developing alternative methods to assess the neurotoxicity of chemicals.
Kaitlyn G. Lawrence, Ph.D., a staff scientist in the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group led by Dr. Dale Sandler, won the 2023 NIMHD Coleman Research Innovation Awards. Her research project is Extreme Heat Events and Epigenetic Age Acceleration: Evaluating Sociodemographic Inequities in a U.S.-Based Cohort of Women.
Jasmine Mack, an IRTA Predoctoral Fellow in the Biostatistics & Computational Biology Branch, won the 2023 NIH Intramural Office of Autoimmune Diseases Research (IOADR) Fellowship.
Erin E. McNell, an IRTA Predoctoral Fellow in the Perinatal & Early Life Epidemiology Group led by Dr. Kelly Ferguson, won the 2023 NIH Graduate Student Research Award.
Virginia Savy, Ph.D., a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Reproductive Medicine Group led by Dr. Carmen J. Williams, won the Lalor Foundation Merit Award from the 56th annual meeting of Society for the Study of Reproduction.
Kedar Sharma, Ph.D., a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Microscopy Consortium led by Dr. Mario J. Borgnia, won the 2023 NIH Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship (IARF).
Preston Siegler, an NIEHS Diversity Intramural Research Training Award predoctoral fellow, has been selected as a Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) Fellow by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the SfN Professional Development Committee, and its Neuroscience Scholars Program subcommittee.
Jennifer Woo, Ph.D., an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group led by Dr. Dale Sandler, won the 2023 NIMHD Coleman Research Innovation Awards. Her research project is Early Life Neighborhood Deprivation and Life Course Socioeconomic Trajectory and Breast Cancer Disparities in the Sister Study Cohort.
She also won the 2023 NIH Intramural Office of Autoimmune Diseases Research (IOADR) Fellowship.
Mary V. Diaz Santana, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow (BCBB) was selected to the NIH Independent Research Scholars program and started her independent research group in BCBB in 2022.
Michael Nodzenski, an NIEHS Intramural Research Training Award predoctoral fellow, has won the 2021 Larry Kupper Award for his work using an algorithm to detect genetic causes of young-onset diseases. The award recognizes the best published paper related to dissertation research in the biostatistics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). It is named after a biostatistician and distinguished UNC professor known for pioneering statistical methodologies.
Dana M. Al-Hasan, Ph.D., M.P.H., won the 2021 NIMHD William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award for her project, Identification of Neighborhood Environmental Factors Associated With Dementia Incidence Among Men and Women in the Overall Population and by Race/Ethnicity: Implications for Place-based Research.
Ciro Amato, Ph.D., an IRTA postdoctoral fellow in Yao's group (RDBL) won the best oral presentation at the International Virtual Symposium on the Biology of Vertebrate Sex Determination award for his oral presentation.
Kamiya Bridges, NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellow has received a 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Travel Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty from the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR). The award comes with $1,200 to attend the SSR annual meeting December 15-18 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Alexander Foo, Ph.D., a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Group (GISBL) has won the NIH Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship.
Jacob Gordon has started predoctoral study at NIEHS as part of the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. Jacob is mentored by Robin Stanley (STL).
Seda Kocaman, Ph.D., a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the Nucleolar Integrity Group (STL) has won the Best Poster award at ASBMB Symposium Celebrating PDB@50.
Kaitlyn Lawrence, Ph.D., an IRTA postdoctoral fellow in the Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group (EB) has received the NIH Matilda White Riley Early-stage Investigator award.
Chloe (Wan-Ning) Li, Ph.D., a visiting postdoctoral fellow in Franco DeMayo’s group received the Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology award to support her post-graduate project at NIEHS.
Jasmine Mack, M.P.H., M.S., has started predoctoral studies at NIEHS as part of the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. Jasmine is mentored by Alison Motsinger-Reif (BCBB).
Elizabeth Martin, Ph.D., NIGMS PRAT fellow (ESCBL) was selected to the NIH Independent Research Scholars program and started her independent research group in ESCBL in September 2021.
Suzanne Martos, Ph.D., IRTA postdoctoral fellow in the Environmental Epigenomics and Disease Group (IIDL) has won the Society of Toxicology Best Postdoctoral Publication award.
Saniya Rattan, Ph.D., a postdoctoral IRTA fellow in the Reproductive and Developmental Biology Group led by Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., received the Green Researcher Bronze Award from the NIEHS Green Researcher Program, which assesses researchers on a wide range of sustainability topics such as chemical use and waste management practices, energy conservation, and water conservation, to name a few.
Emily Werder, Ph.D., an IRTA postdoctoral fellow in Dale Sandler’s group was selected to participate in the prestigious Science Communication Fellowship program.