Morgan Parker Recipient of 2020 Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence (CARE)

As a 2020 CARE Award winner, Morgan Parker has been recognized for her dedication and exceptional contributions as a graduate student. These include scientific discoveries and publications as well as the positive impact she has had on lab, departmental, and institutional culture.  Morgan is a fifth year student in Dr. Maria Ciofani's lab.

The Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (OBGE) works to recognize current biomedical PhD students in the School of Medicine who have been unusually successful in the research mission. To that end, and with Chancellor Washington’s enthusiastic support, a Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence (CARE) was created in Fall 2018. The Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence is targeted to senior students who have excelled in the basic research endeavor, evidenced by an exceptional publication record and/or a substantial impact on the research trajectory of the lab. The CARE is highly selective. Nominations are submitted by a student's faculty advisor and no more than four awards are conferred in any given year. This award comes with an engraved plaque and a cash award of $1,500. A virtual reception will be held in honor of award recipients.