IMSD Scholar Awards and Honors

ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) Outstanding Presentation

Elizabeth Fortin, Fall 2013

African American Faculty/ Staff Scholarship Recipient

Christina Campbell, Fall 2005

American Speech-Language Hearing Sciences (ASHA) Division 1 Language, Learning and Education Starfish Grant.

Gabriela Simon-Cerejido (2005) $1,500 to supplement her project that developed an evidence-based speech-language screening tool for Latino children

Amilyn Sciences Scholarship Recipient

Gabriel Chait, B.S., 2009-Fall

ARCS (Achievement Reward for College Scientists) merit-based scholarship

Michael Virata, Gerard Perez, Mirna Lopez, Helen Kemp

ASM (American Society for Microbiology)- Undergraduate Research Capstone Program

Andres Bermudez, Spring 2014

Black Graduate Student Association Rising Star Award

Christina Campbell, Spring 2009

College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

Christina Campbell, 3rd Place 2006

Rex Doctolero, 1st place, 2000, Psychology

Jessica Hernandez, 1st place, 2000, Biology

Antoniette Linton, 2nd place, 2000

Alina Montalbano, 1st place oral presentation, 2000

Floyd Sarsoza, 3rd place, oral presentation, 2000

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Cheerios Healthy Hearts Scholar

Octavio Romo, 2009-2010

California State University state-wide Glenn M. Nagel Undergraduate Research Award of $1,500

Veleka Boyd, 2006 (To travel to Cold Springs Harbor Conference)

CSU Forgivable Loans

M Owens, V Love

CSU Sally Casanova Predoctoral Fellowship

Alejandra Ramirez,
Brenda Salumbides , Felizza Gunderson (2002)
Feion Gillis, Manuel Angeles,
Adrian Contreras, Irene Hale, Neri Martinez, Octavio Romo
Adriana Villasenor, Manuel Angeles and Iva Macaspac (2006)

CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Student Scholars Program

Octavio Romo, 2009-2010

CSU Resesarch Competition (Selected to Represent SDSU)

Ernesto Casto, 1st place, biological sciences, 2000

Christian Renken, Floyd Sarsoza, Michael Virata

Deans List, College of Engineering

Gabriel Chait, B.S., Spring 2006, Spring/Fall 2007, Fall 2008

Deans List, College of Sciences

Miguel Martin Del Campo, 2005, 2006, 2009

Octavio Romo, Spring 2008

Roberto Zamora, Fall & Spring 2008 – 2010

Alexis Zukowski, Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Christina Campbell, Fall 2004-2005

Educational Opportunity Program/Outstanding Senior Achievement Award

Spring 2006

Excellence in Research Award for Basic Science in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Brenda Salumbides, M.S., 2o1o

Extramural Summer Research Fellowships (24)

24 extramural summer fellowships (UCSD, Harvard, MSU-2, Brown U, UC Berkeley, U of Rochester, Tufts U, and UCSF(2); 4 NIH–IRTA fellowships (NHLBI, NCI, NINDS, NIMH);

Brenda Salumbides, Jennifer Keliher-Venegas, UCSD Stars
Manuel Carranza, Biostatistics, Harvard,
Christina Campbell, MSU-2,
Victoria Love, Brown University,
Diana Lozano, UC Berkeley, U of Rochester,
Hafsa Mohamed Tufts U
James Martinez, Maria Gutierrez, UCSF(2);
NIH–IRTA fellowships (F. Sarsoza, NHLBI, NCI, E. Sarsoza, NINDS, F. Gillis, NIMH);
Roberto Zamora, Boston U
Danita Wynes, U of Michigan

Ford Fellowship

C. Quinonez

Golden Key International Society

M. Aillaud, J. Abou, Rex Doctorlero (1999); Miguel Martin Del Campo, Danita Wynes, (2008), E. Farias

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Chemistry Scholarship

Octavio Romo, 2008-2009

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Undergraduate Creativity Award.

Octavio Romo-Fewell, 2010

Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholar Award

Antoniette Linton (2000); Veleka Boyd (2005) Alyssa Jimenez, Joe Torres (2011)

International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Diversity Travel Fellowship

Aurora Ramos (2005)

SDSU NIH/Minority in Biomedical Research Support Program/Outstanding Leadership, Service and Scholarship Award

Christina Campbell, 2006

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholarship of $2,500 for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006;

Diana Lozano, Fall 2005, Spring 2006 ($2,500)

Marcy May Scholarship/Mortar Board Honor Society

Christina Campbell 2006

MESA Engineering Program / Maximizing Science Potential Scholarship, SDSU

Joe Torres

Minority Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)

9 MHIRT summer research fellowships (Spain, Italy-4, Mexico-2, Uganda-2)

Alejandra Ramirez, Spain

Carlo Quinones, M Pedraza, V Gutierrez, Italy

Ernesto Castro, B.S. (Italy), 2000

Jorge Millan, University of Kuopio, Finland, 2000

Qiana Davis, MSW (Uganda, Africa), 2000

L. Stitt, Uganda

Gabriel Chait, B.S. (Peru), Summer 2008 – 2010

Octavio Romo, Cornell University, Summer 2010, Dominican Republic

Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society

M. Aillaud, J. Abou, B. Canez, G. Manipon, M Owens, Alina Montalbano (1999); Rex Doctolero (2000); Danita Wynes, Miguel Martin Del Campo (2009)

National Council for Black Studies (29th Annual Conference) – 2nd Place Research Paper Winner

Christina Campbell, Spring 2005

NIH Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) Fellow

Alexis Zukowski, June 2009-August 2009

NIH IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) Summer Fellowship

Ernesto Castro, National Heart Blood and Lung Institute (NHBLI), 2000

Yvette Sandoval, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS), 2000

NIH Minority Supplement Awardees

Alina Montalbano, Ph.D.

  • 2006, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dept. of Biochemistry; NIH minority supplement grant # HD11149.
  • 2004, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dept of Immunology: NIH minority supplement
    grant # HL073848.
  • 2000-2002, The  Scripps  Research  Institute  (TSRI)  Dept.  of  Immunology;  NIH  minority supplement grant # AI029672.

Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) at UMass Amherst Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

Joe Torres, Summer 2010

Palomar Speech Competition- Persuasive Speech-Finalist

Christina Campbell, Spring 2005

Phi Kappa Phi (National Honors Society – Junior/Seniors)

Rex Doctolero, 1999

Presidential Choice Award- Black Student Science Organization (BSSO)

Christina Campbell, Spring 2005

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology

Miguel Martin Del Campo, 2007

Danita Wynes, 2007

Presidential Award, Student Research Symposium

Michael Virata, MBA/PhD

Provost Award, Student Research Symposium (SRS)

Adam Renteria, M.A. (2008);
Allyssa Jimenez, Rosemary Meza (2010)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships.

Danielle Augustin 2009 – 2011 , National Institute of Health (NIH)-National Eye Institute (NEI) F31 EY19456-01.

Feion Gillis, NIAAA, F31

Lemma Garoma, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Biostatistics, T32

R01 Minority Supplements

Cecille Browne was recently awarded a Ph.D. minority supplement at the UCSD/Burnham Institute Molecular Pathology

Krystal Smelter, SDSU, Tsoukas lab

Erica Ellis, Diversity Supplment, Evans Lab, SLHS, SDSU

Quest for the Best

Christina Campbell, 2005; Karla Blanco 2006; Karina Kangas, 2007; Isabel Altarejos, 2008

San Diego State University Bridges to Success- Community Service Award

Christina Campbell, 2006

San Diego Foundation Reuben H. Fleet Memorial Scholarship

Octavio Romo-Fewell, 2010

Scholars Without Borders Honors Society

Gabriel Chait, B.S., Spring 2009

SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science) Outstanding Poster Presentation

Veleka Boyd, Molecular Biology, Denver, 2005

Diana Lozano, Karla Blanco, Tampa, 2006

Jennifer Keliher Venegas, Marine Biology, 2009

Alyssa Jimenez, Microbiology; Karina Kangas, Chemistry, Anaheim, 2010

Kristen Frosio, Elizabeth Travis, Alicia Zamudio Montes de Oca, Seattle, 2012

Alicia Zamudio Montes de Oca, San Antonio, 2013

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) / The Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (AHETEMS) Scholarship Award

Octavio Romo-Fewell, 2010

Stan Beck Fellowship

Garcia, Erika, 2013

Summer Research Internship in UCSD, National Science Foundation (NSF) - Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) Honors
Program.

Jennier Keliher-Venegas, Summer 2009

Octavio Romo-Fewell, Summer-2008

UC Berkeley – Graduate Preview Weekend

Lemma Garoma, 2009

UCSF – Graduate Preview Weekend

Tara Martinez, 2000

Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP), NIH

Gracielle Manipon, Pharm D.

Undergraduate Honors Thesis

6 undergraduate honors thesis completions: C. Quinones, E Vasquez, E. Ellis, V. Boyd, A. Contreras, C. Campbell, A. Ramos, I. Altarejo, H Mohamed, D. Wynes

University of Maryland Preview Weekend

Karina Kangas, 2009

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (PIBS) Preview Weekend

Karina Kangas, 2009; Allysa Jimenez & Joe Torres, 2010

Undergraduate Student Resesarch Symposium Biology Education Initiative, Biology Department, SDSU

Floyd Sarsoza, Honorable mention, 1998

Major Sellers, 3rd Place, 1998

University-wide AIDS Research Program (UARP) Dissertation Fellowship

Esmeralda Iniguez

US Fulbright Grantee

Gabriel Chait, B.S., 2010 – 2011 (PERU)

Young Pathologist Fellowship, AYIP/FASEB meeting

Brenda Salumbides, 2004

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