2019

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Annual Meeting

  • Tolu Omokehinde (Johnson Lab) was selected to give an oral presentation

Cancer Biology Retreat

  • Vera Todd (Johnson Lab) was selected to give an oral presentation
  • Courtney Edwards, Jasmine Johnson, and Tolu Omokehinde (Johnson Lab) each received a High Scoring Abstract award for the annual Cancer Biology retreat

Levi Watkins Jr Student Award

  • Tolu Omokehinde (Johnson Lab) was awarded the Levi Watkins Jr Award from Vanderbilt University

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting

  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) received a Young Investigator Award from the ASBMR and delivered an oral presentation and plenary oral poster presentation
  • Vera Todd (Johnson Lab) received a Young Investigator travel grant and presented a plenary poster

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Retreat

  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) received First Place for her poster presentation at the VICC annual retreat

Biochemistry Department Armstrong Family Biochemistry & Chemical Biology Scholar Award

  • Alec Jotte (Johnson Lab) received the Biochemistry Department Armstrong Family Biochemistry & Chemical Biology Scholar Award, which is the top prize awarded to Vanderbilt Biochemistry Undergraduates conducting research

2018

Cancer and Bone Society (CABS) Annual Meeting

  • Kristin Kwakwa (Sterling Lab) received a Young Investigator Award and an Oral Presentation Award (first place) at CABS 2018
  • Joseph Vanderburgh (Sterling / Guelcher Lab) received a Young Investigator Award and an Oral Presentation Award (second place) at CABS 2018
  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) received a Young Investigator Award and presented orally at CABS 2018

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Annual Retreat

  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) received an honorable mention for her poster presentation at the VICC annual retreat

Thomas G. Arnold Prize for Biomedical Engineering Research

  • Lauren Holtslander (Johnson Lab) received the Thomas G. Arnold Prize for Biomedical Engineering Research from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. This is the highest award for research that is given by the Department of Biomedical Engineering!

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP)

  • Dhivyaa Anandan, Lauren Holtslander, and Alec Jotte (Johnson Lab), Vanderbilt undergraduates, were accepted to VUSRP to conduct research during Summer 2018
  • Alec Jotte (Johnson Lab) was awarded the Littlejohn Fellowship to help support his time in the VUSRP

Meharry-Vanderbilt-Tennessee State University Cancer Partnership (MVTCP) 17th Annual Cancer Retreat

  • Hitesh Vaishnav (Sterling Lab), a TSU undergraduate, was awarded Best Overall Poster
  • Byron Young (Johnson Lab), a TSU undergraduate, was awarded Third Place for Undergraduate Posters

2017

Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) award

  • Mustafa Unal (Nyman Lab) received the TOYP award in 2017 for Medical Innovation

Cancer Biology Retreat

  • Kristin Kwakwa (Sterling Lab) received First prize for her oral presentation at the Cancer Biology retreat
  • Vera Mayhew (Johnson Lab) received a high scoring abstract award for the Cancer Biology retreat

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting

  • Mustafa Unal (Nyman Lab) received a Young Investigator Travel grant to attend and present a poster at the ASBMR Symposium–Current Concepts in Bone Fragility: From Cells to Surrogates
  • Amy Creecy (Nyman Lab) received a Young Investigator Travel grant to attend and present a poster at the ASBMR Symposium–Current Concepts in Bone Fragility: From Cells to Surrogates
  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) received a Young Investigator Travel Grant to attend and present a plenary poster at the ASBMR annual meeting

Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) Sun Valley Musculoskeletal Workshop

  • Mustafa Unal (Nyman Lab) received a Young Investigator Award from the ORS to attend their musculoskeletal workshop
  • Rachelle Johnson received the Harold Frost Award from ASBMR to attend the ORS musculoskeletal workshop 

3 Minute Thesis Competition

  • Sichang Lu (Guelcher Lab) won the people's choice award at the 3 minute thesis competition

​Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting

  • Sichang Lu (Guelcher Lab) won a student travel achievement recognition award (STAR) to attend the Society for Biomaterials annual meeting
  • Joe Vanderburgh (Guelcher Lab) won a student travel achievement recognition awards (STAR) to attend the Society for Biomaterials annual meeting

Cancer and Bone Society (CABS) Annual Meeting

  • Denise Buenrestro (Sterling Lab) won a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the CABS annual meeting
  • Kristin Kwakwa (Sterling Lab) won a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the CABS annual meeting
  • Patrick Mulcrone (Sterling/Elefteriou Lab) won a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the CABS annual meeting
  • Miranda Sowder (Johnson Lab) won a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the CABS annual meeting
  • Joe Vanderburgh (Guelcher Lab) won a Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the CABS annual meeting