Six Huck Institutes IGDP students receive awards in spring 2017
Please join us in congratulating Weile Chen (Ecology), Adwitia Dey (Integrative and Biomedical Physiology), Sarah Jefferson (Neuroscience), Yurika Matsui (Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences), Bastian Minkenberg (Plant Biology), and William Turbitt (Integrative and Biomedical Physiology) on their accomplishments.
Graduate student excellence celebrated at annual awards luncheon
Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas P. Jones presented 10 awards to more than 30 graduate students — including Huck Institutes IGDP students Yurika Matsui (MCIBS), Weile Chen (Ecology), Bastian Minkenberg (Plant Biology), and William Turbitt (Integrative and Biomedical Physiology) — in recognition of outstanding achievement during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 18 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Penn State's valued relationship with its graduate students
President Eric Barron's letter to the University community
2017 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced
Forty-one graduate students -- including Adwitia Dey of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology -- received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus.
Call for nominations: IGDP student excellence
Attention Huck Institutes Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) chairs and faculty: The Huck Institutes is seeking nominations for exceptional graduate students to be highlighted on the Huck Institutes website and social media.
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences builds on commitment to graduate student professional development
Over the past two years, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, with the assistance of members of Penn State’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, has built and implemented a developmental system for graduate students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs (IGDPs) in the life sciences.
13 graduate students receive Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award
Thirteen graduate students -- including Huck Institutes doctoral candidates Alexandra M. Garvin (Physiology) and Varun Vijay Prabhu (Molecular Medicine) and doctoral student Gail L. McCormick (Ecology) -- received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal in recognition of their outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research. The graduate students were honored during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
University honors 10 graduate assistants with Martin Outstanding Teaching Award
Ten graduate students -- including Huck Institutes doctoral candidates Nathan M. Garvin (Physiology) and Carrie R. Lewis (MCIBS) -- were presented the 2016 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Graduate student excellence celebrated at awards luncheon
Penn State President Eric Barron presented 11 awards to more than 30 graduate students -- including Huck institutes doctoral candidates Alexandra M. Garvin (Physiology), Nathan M. Garvin (Physiology), Carrie R. Lewis (MCIBS), Varun Vijay Prabhu, (Molecular Medicine), and Christopher J. Thawley (Ecology), doctoral student Gail L. McCormick (Ecology), professional master's candidate Taryn M. Serman (Biotechnology), and professional master's graduate Fatima Carla Bertulfo (Biotechnology) -- in recognition of outstanding achievement during the inaugural Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held April 27 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Korzick honored with 2016 Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award
Donna Korzick, professor of physiology and kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Development, is the 2016 recipient of the Graduate School Alumni Society Graduate Program Chair Leadership Award.
Proposals Requested for J. Lloyd Huck Graduate Research Innovation Grants 2016
The Huck Institutes is now accepting research proposals from students for the 2016 Huck Graduate Research Innovation (GRI) Grants. The Huck GRI Grants succeed the 2015 Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants and 2014 Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Awards.
Interdisciplinary graduate training at Penn State enhanced by NIH supplemental award
An $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with matching support from the University, will fund five years of advanced training in data reproducibility and entrepreneurship.
Announcing Huck Dissertation Research Grant 2015 winners
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the Huck Dissertation Research Grants for 2015.
Study shows how E. Coli thrive in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
The survival and proliferation of usually harmless Escherichia coli in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease patients may now be better understood, as researchers have defined a fundamental mechanism through which the bacteria can thrive during flare-ups.
Dream to provide science supplies in Africa wins $7,500 Ag Springboard top prize
Bridge the GapSci -- a nonprofit venture by Huck graduate students Kerry Belton (Molecular Toxicology), Jamaal James (Molecular Medicine), Shawntawnee Collins (Immunology and Infectious Disease), Sarah Owusu (Physiology), and Josephine Garban (Molecular Medicine) -- won the $7,500 grand prize in the Ag Springboard student business pitch competition.
Call for applications: Huck Graduate Dissertation Research Grants
The Huck Institutes are now soliciting applications for a second round of J. Lloyd Huck Dissertation Research Grants (previously known as Huck Graduate Enrichment Awards) -- giving exceptional Huck graduate students up to $5,000 to spend on their individual research projects.
To beet or not to beet? Researchers test theories of beet juice benefits
Athletes who down beet juice before exercising to increase blood flow and improve performance may be surprised at the results of a recent study conducted at Penn State's Noll Laboratory.
New video profile: Bill Turbitt & Connie Rogers
Physiology Ph.D. candidate Bill Turbitt and faculty researcher Connie Rogers study the impact of behavioral and dietary interventions on immunity and cancer risk and development.
Graduate students, faculty share the 'PhUn' in physiology at elementary school
During the American Physiological Society's annual PhUn (Physiology Understanding) Week initiative, Penn State graduate students and faculty from the Huck Institutes' Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Physiology partnered with a local elementary school to help first- and second-grade students explore basic concepts in physiology and better understand the study of how living things work.
Researchers probe link between newborn health and vitamin A
The impact vitamin A has on newborns is virtually unknown, but Penn State nutrition researchers including Huck faculty researcher A. Catharine Ross have published two papers that may provide a framework for future investigations of the vitamin and neonatal health.