A day of discovery
UF researchers and researchers in training revealed their latest work during annual research day celebrations this spring.
College of Dentistry
First place: Giancarlo Cuadra
Second place: Christina Graves
First place: David Kellogg
Second place: Andrew Murray
First place: Kelli Rike
Second place: Andy Alvarez
First place: Adrienne Gauna
Second place: JoAnn Roberts
First place: Mauricio Castellanos
Second place: Molly Smith
First place: Taylor Capassop
Second place: Amanda Francis
College of Medicine
Medical Guild Graduate Research Awards
Gold: Douglas Bennion
Silver: Rony Francois, Geoffrey Rogers
Bronze: Fatma Ayhan, Shweta Kailasan, Regina Martuscello
Advancement to Candidacy Awards
Brian Mahon, Brittney Newby, Dane Phelan, Brittany Rife
Doctoral Mentoring Awards
David Bloom, Ph.D., Robert McKenna, Ph.D.
College of Medicine — Jacksonville
First place: Lydia Engwenyu, M.D.
Second place: Kamaldeep Singh, D.O.
Third Place: Danish Vaiyana, M.D.
First Place: Melissa McGuire, M.D.
Second Place: Jared Roeckner, M.D.
Third Place: Katherine Puckett Parikh, D.O.
College of Nursing
First place: Jessica Withers
Second place: Ashley Johnson, Madison Arnold, Kaley Loewendick
Doctor of Nursing Practice recipients
First place: Christopher Weiss
Second place: Alyssa Liguori Macca
Second place: Cassidy Jacobs
First place: Brittany Gannon
Second place: Tanika Vivien
Second place: Elaine Zapata
College of Pharmacy
Senior division: Mohamed Shahin
Junior Division: Fatma Al-Awadhi
Levitt division: Nakyung Jeon
Professional student division: Gena Burch, Lindsey Osterfeld
Graduate student division: Neha Bhise, Ghadeer Dawwas, Ahmed Samir Elshikha, Oyunbileg Magvanjav, Anandharajan Rathinasabapathy, Lei Wang
Postdoctoral fellow division: Stephan Jahn
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Highest ranking abstract
Alison Barnard, Helena Chapman, Dominique DuBose
Harneet Arora, Elizabeth Kacel, Chukwuemeka Okafor, Thomas Alex Weppelmann
Alexandra Brandimore, Genevieve Harris, Yun Shen, Erin Trifilio, Eliza Warren
College of Veterinary Medicine
Phi Zeta Graduate Awards
Charles F. Simpson Memorial Scholarship Award: Shannon Roff
Excellence in Doctoral Studies: Galaxia
Excellence in Master’s Studies: Stephen Jones
Excellence in Basic Science Research: Johanny Perez-Baez
Excellence in Clinical Science Research:
Phi Zeta Faculty Awards
Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence: Rosanna Marsella, D.V.M.
FVMA Clinical Investigator Award: Brad Case, D.V.M.
C. E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award:
Klibs Galvao, D.V.M.