WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Awards Announced

Congratulations to the ten individuals selected to receive the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award for 2021. The award is a partial scholarship towards attendance at WORLDSymposium 2021. 45 investigators-in-training submitted an application for the award, and the review process was difficult due to the excellent caliber of all the applicants. 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 2021 Scientific Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST):

  • Su Jin Choi, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Jason Glanzman, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Tyler Harm, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • Jane Kinsella, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Stephanie Newman, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Allegra Quadri, Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Allen Seylani, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Miles Smith, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Brianna Yund, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Wei Zhu, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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 2021. 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 2021 is in the WORLDSymposium 2021 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, 2020 deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2020 of the status of their application for the award.

The partial scholarship includes the Virtual Registration for WORLDSymposium 2021 and Emerging Trends 2021.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium and to be considered for the Young Investigator Award was 11:59PM CDT October 1, 2020.

Past Award Recipients:

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