At the Chancellor’s Dinner for Graduating Seniors, held May 15 at the Marriott Grand Hotel, Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton presented 19 seniors with the university’s top student honors.
Four School of Medicine nurses have received the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Award from St. Louis Magazine, and six others were finalists in the program. The awards honor local nurses who have made a difference in the lives of their patients and colleagues.
The Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship Program is welcoming 12 new fellows, who will begin their graduate studies this fall. The students will be continuing their education in Arts & Sciences, the Brown School and the Sam Fox School.
Rohan Khazanchi, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, will receive the 2017 Harrison D. Stalker Award. The award is given annually to a graduating biology major whose undergraduate career combines outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.
John DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Samuel J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a 2017 Legacy Leadership Award honoree by the Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Washington University in St. Louis researchers Jose A. Moron-Concepcion and Thomas Rodebaugh are among 40 scholars selected to receive 2017 Independent Investigator grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, one of the top nongovernmental funders of mental health research grants.
The Gephardt Institute has named its Class of 2019 group of Civic Scholars. Sixteen sophomores, in Arts & Sciences and the Sam Fox School, have been chosen for the program’s latest cohort.
John Webb, a senior majoring in biology, with a concentration in neuroscience, and in Japanese language and culture, all in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the Ralph S. Quatrano Prize.
Lerone Martin, assistant professor of religion and politics, has been named one of just 10 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Five doctoral candidates at Washington University in St. Louis were inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education April 7-8 at Yale University.