The Mary Reyland Mentoring and Service Award is in honor of Dr. Mary Reyland, the Director of the Cancer Biology Program from 2010-2021. Through her role as Program Director and Professor, she has been a part of the professional journey of hundreds of trainees. She recognizes the value of mentoring at all stages of a scientist’s development. The Mary Reyland Mentoring and Service Award is awarded to a Cancer Biology Graduate Program faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to and mentorship in the Cancer Biology Program.
Thanks to a generous donation by Dr. Steve Nordeen, PhD, the first director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program and Professor Emeritus of Pathology, we are able to provide 5-6 travel awards each year for our students to travel to a cancer-related conference and present their research.
The Directors Leadership Award is awarded to the student who has done the most to strengthen and support the Cancer Biology program during their matriculation. Each year, the Cancer Biology Graduate Program selects one student for the Directors Leadership Award.
The Outstanding Research Award is awarded to the student who has excelled in research as determined by awards, fellowships, publications, etc. Each year, the Cancer Biology Graduate Program selects one student for the Outstanding Leadership Award.
2021 Lyndsey Crump | Lyons Lab
2020 Katie O'Neil | Richer Lab
2019 Olivia McGinn | Sartorius Lab
2018 Hengbo Zhu | Ford Lab
2017 Thomas Rogers | Richer Lab
2021 Megan Kellett | Schweppe Lab
2020 Kelsey Nassar | Schweppe/Tan Labs
2019 Laura Schubert | Doebele Lab
2018 Katie Barrett | Schweppe Lab
2017 TJ Beadnell | Schweppe Lab
2022 Li Wei Kuo | Richer Lab
2022 Lisa Wood | Moore Lab
2022 Ashley Ward | Sartorius Lab
2022 Claire Ihle | Owens Lab
2022 Ashley Wu | Rincon Lab
2022 Connor Purdy | Ford Lab