IMSD Scholar Awards and Honors

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

Elizabeth Fortin (2013)
Amanda Brambila, Outstanding Poster Presentation in Cell Biology (2014)
Carlos Alvarez, Outstanding Poster Presentation in Cell Biology (2014)
Katrina Cable, Outstanding Poster Presentation (2014)

Academic Industrial Relations (AIR) Diversity Research Fellowship

Robert Vasquez, Chemistry (2013-2014)

African American Faculty/ Staff Scholarship Recipient

Christina Campbell (2005)

American Chemistry Society

Megan Murphy, Outstanding Poster Award (2015)

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

Gabriela Simon-Cerejido, $1,500 to develop an evidence-based speech-language screening tool for Latino children (2005)

Amilyn Sciences Scholarship Recipient

Gabriel Chait (2009)

Antonio Biondo Scholarship

Juan Pena (2014)

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 (2014)

Barbara Monroe Scholarship

Juan Pena (2014)

Black Graduate Student Association Rising Star Award

Christina Campbell (2009)

College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

Christina Campbell, 3rd Place (2006)

Rex Doctolero, Psychology, 1st place (2000)

Jessica Hernandez, Biology, 1st place (2000)

Antoniette Linton, 2nd place (2000)

Alina Montalbano, 1st place (2000)

Floyd Sarsoza, 3rd place, (2000)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Cheerios Healthy Hearts Scholar

Octavio Romo (2009 – 2010)

Conrad Klement Memorial Scholarship

Marley Hilleger (2013 – 2014)

Conrad Presby’s Scholarship Award

Amanda Brambila (2014 – 2015)

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

Veleka Boyd (2006)

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Internship

Alicia Zamudio (2014)

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)
Duyen Trang, Carlo Quintanilla (2014-2015)

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

Octavio Romo (2009-2010)
Amanda Brambila (2013-2015)
Carlos Alvarez (2014 – 2015)
Carlo Quintanilla (2014-2015)
Alicia Zamudio (2014-2015)
Katrina Cable (2014-2015)

CSU Research Competition (Selected to Represent SDSU)

Ernesto Casto, Biological Sciences, 1st place (2000)
Christian Renken, Floyd Sarsoza, Michael Virata

CSUPERB Research Scholar Award – Doris A. Howell Foundation

Antoniette Linton (2000)
Veleka Boyd (2005)
Alyssa Jimenez and Joe Torres (2011)
Amanda Brambila (2014)
Andres Bermudez (2015)

Dean’s Fellowship

Elizabeth Fortin, Arizona State University (2014-2018)

DIVERGE Recipient, Scripps Research Institute

Carlos Alvarez (2014)

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, UCLA, Princeton, Stanford, USC, Harvard, MSU-2, Brown U, UC Berkeley, U of Rochester, Tufts U, and UCSF (2); 4 NIH–IRTA fellowships (NHLBI, NCI, NINDS, NIMH)

Andres Bermudez, Princeton
Carlos Brambila, Harvard, Stanford
Robet Vasquez, UCLA
Theresa Morrison, UC Merced
Juan Pena, USC
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

Jerrell Tisnado, UCLA (2015)
C. Quinonez

Golden Key International Society

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

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

Alicia Zamudio (2014)

Harold and June Grant Memorial Scholarship

Alicia Zamudio (2014)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Chemistry Scholarship

Octavio Romo (2008-2009)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Undergraduate Creativity Award.

Octavio Romo-Fewell (2010)

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

Aurora Ramos (2005)

James and Mary Crouch Scholarship

Alicia Zamudio (2013)

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

Marcy May Scholarship/Mortar Board Honor Society

Christina Campbell (2006)

Merle Turner Scholarship

Alicia Zamudio (2014)

MESA Engineering Program / Maximizing Science Potential Scholarship, SDSU

Joe Torres (2012)
Sashary Ramos (2014)

Minority Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)

Mya Brown, Mexico (2015 – Mexico)
Alejandra Ramirez (Spain)
Carlo Quinones, M Pedraza, V Gutierrez (Italy)
Ernesto Castro (2000 – Italy)
Jorge Millan (2000 – University of Kuopio, Finland)
Qiana Davis, MSW (2000 – Uganda, Africa)
L. Stitt (Uganda)
Gabriel Chait (2008 – 2010 – Peru)
Octavio Romo (2010 – Cornell University, 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 and Miguel Martin Del Campo (2009)

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

Christina Campbell (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.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Aaron Ward (2015)
Jerrell Tisnado (2015)
Nicole Hoffner (2015)
Genaro Hernandez (2015)

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

Joe Torres (Summer 2010)

Outstanding Graduate, SDSU

Tara Fetherhold, Outstanding Grad in Astronomy (2014)

Outstanding Research Scholar, Summer Research Institute at University of South Florida

Symone McKinnon (2014)

Palomar Speech Competition- Persuasive Speech-Finalist

Christina Campbell (2005)

Paul Kurtz and Genevieve Jane Crecelius Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry

Eduardo De La Toba, $1,000 (2015)

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

Rex Doctolero (1999)

President Day Scholarship Award, SDSU

Savanna Tierney (2014)

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)
Symone McKinnon, Regional Research Award (2014)

Presidential Award, Student Research Symposium

Michael Virata, MBA/PhD

Provost Award, Student Research Symposium (SRS)

Adam Renteria, M.A. (2008)
Allyssa Jimenez and 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)
Savanna Tierney (2014)

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)

San Diego State University Student Research Symposium (SRS) Awards

Carlos Brambila, President’s Award for Oral Presentation (2015)
Andres Bermudez, Outstanding Compact Scholar Research Award (2015)
Marley Hilleger, Library Research Award (2015)
Katrina Cable, Undergraduate Studies Special Recognition (2015)

Scholars Without Borders Honors Society

Gabriel Chait (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)
Carlos Brambila, Outstanding Research Presentation Award, Los Angeles (2014)

Shiley Life Sciences Scholarship

Robert Vasquez, Chemistry (2014)
Alicia Zamudio, Biology (2014)

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

Octavio Romo-Fewell (2010)
Alicia Zamudio (2013)

S-STEM Scholarship

Ben Turner, Carlos Alvarez, Marley Hilleger (2013)

Stan Beck Fellowship

Erika Garcia (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 (2010 – 2011 Peru)

Western Psychological Association – Psi Chi International Honors Society

Symone McKinnon, WPA Regional Research Award (2015)

Young Pathologist Fellowship, AYIP/FASEB meeting

Brenda Salumbides (2004)

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