The Marion I Barnhart Graduate Student Award


Marion
Barnhart, Ph.D.
(1921-1985)

Dr. Marion Barnhart, who was the first full time female staff person at Wayne State University, School of Medicine (1951) and the first women to become a Professor (1967), completed her B.S. at the University of Missouri, her M.S. in Anatomy from Northwestern University, and her Ph.D. in Cellular Physiology from the University of Missouri. Dr. Barnhart's area of research was Hematology and at the time of her passing, she was the Director of the Academic Program in Transfusion Medicine, Director of the Bargman Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Research, Chairperson of NIH's Blood Diseases and Resources/Hemostasis Advisory Committee, and a charter member of Wayne State University's Academy of Scholars.

In honor of Dr. Barthart's commitment to excellence in academics and research, the Marion I. Barnhart Graduate Student Award was created to recognize Physiology graduate students for academic distinction, research accomplishment, and career development .


 Award Recipients

(2016-17 Academic Year)


Eric Kuhn

Mentor
: Bhanu Jena, Ph.D.
Research Area: Mechanisms of cancer & muscular diseases detection


Joseph Mannozzi
Mentor: Donal O'Leary, Ph.D.

Research Area: Cardiovascular Physiology



Ali Alhousseini, M.D.
Mentor: Kevin Theis, Ph.D.
& Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
Research Area
: Maternal-Fetal Medicine and High risk pregnancies


Judy Ingles

Mentor: Jennifer Condon, Ph.D.

Research Area: Potential tocolytic effects of preconditioning the myometrial endoplasmic reticulum stress response


Ken Lewis

Mentor: Bhanu Jena, Ph.D.

Research Area: Understanding the Molecular Structure and Composition of the Neuronal Porosome

Michael Wider Physiology Graduate Student Achievement Award

Rong Liu, Ph.D.
Mentor: J.-P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dissertation: H2-calponin in the pathogenesis and prevention of arterial atherosclerosis

Adrian Vasquez, Ph.D.
Mentor: Jeff Ram, Ph.D.
Dissertation: 
Digestive composition and physiology of water mites

 last update: 10/19/2017 by CRC.