Student Award Winners

UF Health Cancer Center Announces the winners for the Inaugural Cancer Center Dissertation Awards. These awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding pre-doctoral candidates who are conducting innovate cancer research. Mam Y. Mboge, a graduate student in the labs of Drs. Susan C. Frost and Rob McKenna, won one of the five awards. Mam is in the Cancer Biology Concentration and presented a 3-minute vignette of her work at the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Mam received a plaque and an award of $10,000. Mam will also be presenting her work at the Annual AACR meeting in Washington, DC in April of 2017.

Mam Mboge, Mir Hossain, & Rosha Poudyal

As a direct result of his accomplishments in his field of study, Mir Hossain has been selected as one of five students to receive the College of Medicine’s Outstanding International Student Award. Over the past four years, Mir has been involved with various activities that have contributed to the mission of the College – to excel in medical research, education and invention. From the country of Bangladesh, Mir is a Graduate Research Assistant being mentored by Dr. Jörg Bungert as an IDP student with a focus in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In 2016, Mir has also had the honor of receiving the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship and is the recipient of the Wanda and Richard Boyce Award for outstanding graduate research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

IDP-BMS student, Rosha Poudyal, a Graduate Assistant in Dr. Michael Kladde’s lab and member of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Advanced Concentration, has earned the honor of receiving the prestigious Alec Courtelis award. This award is given annually to three outstanding international graduate students who meet the following qualifications: 1) Are currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. program, 2) demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, 3) contributions to the department and college exceed expectations, 4) contributions and service to campus life at UF exceed expectations, and 5) involvement in the Gainesville community.

Congratulations to these three students who are outstanding representatives of the UF College of Medicine’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department!