Josie Bodle, a doctoral student working in Dr. Elizabeth Loboa’s Cell Mechanics Laboratory, has recently been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award. The award, which runs from July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, will allow Ms. Bodle to focus completely on finishing her dissertation. The Doctoral Dissertation Completion Awards are awarded through the Graduate School at NC State and are designed to encourage timely completion of doctoral dissertations by giving students the monetary ability to shift their focus from research to writing. Ms. Bodle’s research involves understanding the role of primary cilia in adipose stem cell differentiation to optimize their use in tissue replacement therapies. Congratulations to Josie for this opportunity to finish an exceptional doctoral dissertation!