WORLDSymposium™ Young Investigator Awards Announced

Congratulations to the eleven individuals selected to receive the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award for 2020. The award is a partial scholarship towards attendance at WORLDSymposium 2020. Numerous individuals 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 for 2020 at the start of the Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the General Session (Regency Ballroom R):

  • Joao B. Augusto, University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Nicholas Bascou, University Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Nuthana Prathivadi Bhayankaram, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Poulomee Bose, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Sainte-Justine (CHU St. Justine), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Eric Joshua Garcia, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Mohammad A. Hossain, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jeffrey Y. Huang, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Orange, California, USA
  • Sarah Kim, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Chelsie Poffenberger, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Michael Przybilla, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Weihua Tian, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 2020. 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 2020 is in the WORLDSymposium 2020 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, 2019 deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2019 of the status of their application for the award.

The partial scholarship includes:

  • Registration for WORLDSymposium 2020 and Emerging Trends 2020
  • 5 nights room and tax at the WORLDSymposium group rate at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility.

Recipients must be present to receive the award. If the recipient is unable to travel to receive the Young Investigator Award, 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, 2019.

Past Award Recipients:

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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