It has been a hectic final few weeks of my first year of graduate school, but I am delighted to be posting some great news!
I was awarded a SACNAS Travel Award to attend the national STEM & Diversity Conference in San Antonia, TX this October!
Also, I was awarded an NIH Travel Award and my abstract was accepted to present at the 2018 International Federation of Placenta Associations in Tokyo, Japan in September!
And last but certainly not least, I am over the moon to announce that I was selected for TEAM Science R-25 Predoctoral Fellowship!!
Training, Education, And Mentoring in Science (TEAM-Science)
A NIH/NIGMS Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
With the addition of this fellowship to my SciMed GRS funding, I now have my stipend funded for the entire duration of my Ph D as well as generous support to attend even more conferences! This has been an incredible first year of graduate school, and I wrap up this spring semester and dig into my summer research I am optimistic about what the next year holds! Here's to no longer being a first year and all the hard work of applying for funding (& hearing many more rejections than acceptances) finally paying off!