WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Awards Announced

Congratulations to the ten individuals selected to receive the WORLDSymposium 2022 Young Investigator Award. The award is a partial scholarship towards attendance at WORLDSymposium 2022. 70 investigators-in-training submitted an application for the award, and the review process was difficult due to the excellent caliber of all the applications. WORLDSymposium would like to congratulate all of the applicants for their hard work.

The following individuals will receive the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award at the 2022 Scientific Meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:30 AM PST:

  • Tierra Bobo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • Jillian Gallagher, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Ikhui Kho, McGill University, Montreal, Ontario, Canada
  • Oriana Mandolfo, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Travis Moore, Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, Ontario, Canada
  • Sireesha Murala, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Marya Sabir, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Linda Scheffers, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Mahsa Taherzadeh, McGill University, Montreal, Ontario, Canada
  • Fiona Weaver, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

About the WORLDSymposium™ Young Investigator Awards

Each year, trainees and recent doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply for the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award provides a partial scholarship to attend WORLDSymposium 2022. To increase opportunities for newer scientists to present their research, WORLDSymposium is offering ten (10) Young Investigator Awards, open to all abstract categories.

Graduate students and those who are within the first 3 years after completing a graduate degree are eligible. Those who submit an abstract as the first-author will be considered eligible for the award, and will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of the content of the abstract.

The option to be considered for the Young Investigator Award for 2022 is in the WORLDSymposium 2022 Abstract Submission System. When submitting an abstract, applicants will have the ability to check “Yes” to apply for the Young Investigator Award for the abstract being submitted.

The Program Committee will select awardees from the first authors of abstracts submitted by the October 1, 2021 deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2021 of the status of their application for the award.

The partial scholarship includes:

  • Registration for LIVE, in-person WORLDSymposium 2022 and Emerging Trends 2022 (virtual program only)
  • 5 nights room and tax at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (WORLDSymposium special group rate)
  • Access to WORLDSymposium 2022 On-Demand session
  • All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility
  • If unable to attend in-person, scholarship includes VIRTUAL Registration for WORLDSymposium 2022 and Emerging Trends 2022.  (No additional compensation will be provided for award recipients who are unable to attend in person.)

Recipients must be present, LIVE or VIRTUALLY, to receive the award. If the recipient is unable to travel to receive the Young Investigator Award, or attend VIRTUALLY, an alternate abstract will be selected.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium and to be considered for the Young Investigator Award was 11:59PM CDT October 1, 2021.

Past Award Recipients:

2021: Su Jin Choi, Jason Glanzman, Tyler Harm, Jane Kinsella, Stephanie Newman, Allegra Quadri, Allen Seylani, Miles Smith, Brianna Yund, Wei Zhu

2020: Joao B. Augusto, Nicholas Bascou, Nuthana Prathivadi Bhayankaram, Poulomee Bose, Eric Joshua Garcia, Mohammad A. Hossain, Jeffrey Y. Huang, Sarah Kim, Chelsie Poffenberger, Michael Przybilla, Weihua Tian

2019: Rhea Ashmead, Hojun Choi, Chloe Christensen, Jenny Do, Areian Eghbali, Eric Joshua Garcia, Francyne Kubaski, Murtaza Nagree, Yanyan Peng, Hiroyuki Yamakawa

2018: Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, Natalia Gomez-Ospina, Zhirui Jiang, Christina Mikulka, Salvatore Molino, Murtaza Nagree, Yanyan Peng, Roselena Schuh, Jenny Serra Vinardell, Nadav Weinstock

2017: Brendan Beaton, Carolina Cardona, Shahzeb Hassan, Shih-hsin Kan, Francyne Kubaski, Reid Martin, Stephanie Newman, Li Ou, Vincent Puy, Dora Lucia Vallejo Ardila

2016: Elma Aflaki, Allison Bradbury, Fu-Pang Chang, Camila de Britto Para de Aragao, Chrissa Dwyer, Arunabha Ghosh, Zhirui Jiang, Mari Mori

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