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Office of the Vice President for Research


Office of Research honors faculty and graduate students with 2015 breakthrough awards

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of our signature spring award programs, Breakthrough Stars, which honors outstanding early-career faculty and Breakthrough Graduate Scholars, which recognizes exceptional graduate students. 

The faculty and student scholars receiving Breakthrough awards this year enrich student experiences through their work as teachers and mentors, and raise the profile of our university through their research and scholarly accomplishments. Through their hard work and dedication, these distinguished individuals are building bright futures not only for themselves, but also for their students, colleagues, mentors and the University of South Carolina.

Read about this year’s Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award recipients.

2015 Breakthrough Stars

The Breakthrough Stars program recognizes junior faculty who have made considerable contributions to their field in terms of research and scholarly activity while at USC.

 

2015 Breakthrough Graduate Scholars

The Breakthrough Graduate Scholars program honors USC graduate students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, and make considerable contributions to research and scholarly activities in their field.

Samuel Antwi 

Ph.D. candidate in the Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Caroline Bergeron

Dr.P.H. candidate in the Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior

Yu Chen

Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering and Computing, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Taryn Cranford

Ph.D. at the School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Suvarthi Das

Ph.D. candidate in the Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Jennifer Fill

Ph.D. candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences

Cristian Monaco

Ph.D. candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences

 

20 January 2015