Congratulations: 2021 Wagner Fellowship Awardees

August 16, 2021 by School of Medicine Webmaster

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Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Robert R. Wagner Fellowship awardees. In 1997, Bob and Mary Wagner established The Robert R. Wagner Fellowship Fund with the goal of providing fellowships to graduate students in the basic sciences in the School of Medicine.

“Dr. Wagner served as Professor and Chair of Microbiology from 1967-1994 and contributed in so many ways to the School of Medicine, UVA, and the scientific community at large. The Wagner fellowships are a lasting tribute to his dedication to student training, his encouragement of young scientists, and his love of UVA,” says Janet Cross, PhD, Associate Dean of Graduate and Medical Scientist Programs, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Pathology. “Due to the incredible generosity of Dr. Wagner and his wife Mary, we were able to support an unprecedented 15 biomedical sciences students with Wagner fellowships this year,”

The Wagner fellows were selected by the Directors of Graduate Studies from a highly competitive pool based on their outstanding performance in graduate school thus far. In addition to a stipend, tuition, fees, and health and dental insurance, all Wagner fellows receive a one-time stipend bonus plus support for professional development activities.

Rising 3rd-year students (pictured below):

  • Ryan Brown (Neuroscience)
  • Heejin (Kate) Cheon (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics)
  • Yitao Huang (Biophysics)
  • Julie Leonard-Duke (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Eleanor (Blair) Towers (Pharmacology)
  • Kristine Zengeler (Neuroscience)

Rising 4th/5th-year students (pictured above):

  • Grace Bingham (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Raegan Bostic (Cell Biology)
  • Hannah Ennerfelt (Neuroscience)
  • Elizabeth Gonye (Pharmacology)
  • Mark Kreutzberger (Biophysics)
  • Kristyna Kupkova (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics)
  • Benjamin Morris (Experimental Pathology)
  • Heather Raimer (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics)
  • Lacie Werner (Microbiology)

(Photos by Kay Taylor)

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