With laboratories closed for research, JGPT students and postdocs moved their instruction in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program online for 6 weeks. Postdocs Cody Smith and Lauren Walker and PhD students Zakiyah Henry, Maxine Abustan, Alyssa Bellomo, and Jackie Andres hosted a variety of lectures and activities ranging from lead testing in drinking […]
Category: Student & Postdoc News
Starting the New Academic Year During a Pandemic
We welcomed 8 new PhD students into the toxicology graduate program. Our orientation took a new approach this year with social distancing and masks. Nonetheless, we were excited to see everyone in person. Our new RATS President Melissa Wilkinson gave an overview of the fun activities planned for this year. A pandemic will not prevent […]
Melissa Wilkinson Selected for 2020-2021 Eagleton Graduate Fellows Class
Melissa Wilkinson, a fourth year JGPT student in the Gow laboratory, was selected as a 2020-2021 Eagleton Graduate Fellow through the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. This is an interdisciplinary program open to graduate students in all Rutgers schools and disciplines who would like to further an interest in American politics and government. […]
First Year Graduate Fellowships for JGPT Students
With our incoming PhD graduate students, the JGPT has a lot to celebrate! Five of our incoming students have been awarded graduate fellowships to support their first year in the program. Congratulations and welcome to the JGPT!
Shatkin Award to Dan Rizzolo, Toxicology PhD Student
Daniel Rizzolo, PhD student in Toxicology, has been selected as recipient of the 2020-21 Shatkin scholarship. The scholarship is named after Aaron Shatkin, who was the founding director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM). Congratulations Dan!
Scala Scholar Recipients for 2020
Dr. Jaclyn Skye Kelty and Dr. Cassandra Meakin joined the JGPT as postdoctoral fellows in 2020. Mr. Jeremy Lessing began his Ph.D. studies as part of the M.D./Ph.D. program. Dr. Kelty is co-mentored by Drs. Andrew Gow and Debra Laskin. Dr. Meakin is working with Drs. Lauren Aleksunes and Emily Barrett. Mr. Lessing is […]
JGPT Family Supporting First Responders
We are grateful for the generous donation from Janis Grover and Vicenzi USA Inc for their donation of cookies for first responders at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Our Toxicology students and postdocs were excited to participate in the celebration of this generous philanthropy.
RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant Awarded
Skye Kelty was awarded the RBHS-IDEA Innovation Grant for her project “Tools for intentional integrity, diversity, and equity in community research”. Community research joins professionally trained researchers and broader community members to answer questions that are important to the community. Service learning, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and citizen science are examples of community research strategies. The […]
Jacklyn Andres wins second place in EOHSI Earth Day poster contest
Jacklyn Andres a Ph.D student in the JGPT won second place in the Graduate and Adult category in EOHSI Earth Day 2020 Contest. Congratulations Jackie!
Michael Campbell Selected as the Inaugural Grover Fellow
First year student Michael Campbell was selected as the first recipient of the Grover Fellowship. This award has been established by Dr. and Mrs. Gary Grover for an incoming Ph.D. candidate within the JGPT. Dr. Grover and his wife Janis are both alumni of Rutgers and continue to serve the university. Dr. Grover spent 25 […]