Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

Biomedical PhD Students Win Lois Pope LIFE Fellowship Awards

Posted: 01.16.2017

Biomedical PhD students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were awarded Lois Pope LIFE Fellowship Awards at the 25th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on December 9, 2016.

A generous gift from the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation has allowed the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to offer the Lois Pope LIFE Fellowship Awards to support deserving pre-doctoral students in the biomedical sciences doing research in neuroscience.

The Lois Pope LIFE fellowship was originally a pre- and postdoctoral fellowship awarded through a competitive application process. Later, it became an award given to all pre-doctoral students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program in Years 2-5 of study.

With the implementation of PIBS (Program in Biomedical Sciences), the Pope Fellowships were restructured as competitive awards and were opened up to all pre-doctoral students in the biomedical sciences who are engaged in Neuroscience-related research. Two new award categories were created: Development Awards and Research Awards.

The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Research Award is given to current graduate students in the biomedical sciences who demonstrate outstanding research productivity in the field of neuroscience as judged by a poster presentation at Neuroscience Research Day. The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Development Award is given to current graduate students in the biomedical sciences who demonstrate excellent research potential in the field of neuroscience.

This year’s recipients are:

Development Awards

  • Rhea Choi
  • Jeffrey Lowell

Research Awards

  • Eric Bray
  • Rustam Esanov
  • Nathalie Khoury
  • Kevin Koronowski
  • Michelle Rudman
  • Holly Stradecki-Cohan

Next year’s Lois Pope LIFE Fellowship Awards will be presented at the 26th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on Friday, December 1, 2017. Applications for the awards will open in the fall.