BME PhD students Emily Ozpinar and Gabriela Torres have won the UNC Graduate School’s 2021 Horizon and Impact Awards respectively, among other 14 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students and alumni.
Made possible through the Graduate Education Advancement Board, Impact Awards recognize discoveries of direct benefit to North Carolina. Horizon Awards recognize research likely to make a significant longer-term contribution to the state.
Graduate students and recent graduate alumni apply for the annual awards and are nominated by their academic departments. A cross-disciplinary team of faculty members reviews the nominations and selects award recipients based on the significance of their work to North Carolina and on their ability to effectively communicate their research. The public announcement is here.