Faculty Mentoring Awards
Dr. Virginie Papadopoulou, Ph.D., joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill as a Research Assistant Professor in 2017. Her current research focuses on refining ultrasonic imaging in decompression sickness; using oxygen microbubbles to control tumors and improve radiotherapy; and enhancing topical drugs using contrast agents. Dr. Papadopoulou received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Imperial College London.
Dr. Elizabeth Olson is a Professor of Geography and Global Studies, and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current research engages themes of inequality, justice, and care through the experiences of adolescents and young adults who are caregivers to family members with chronic illness, disability, or other medical conditions. Dr. Olson received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Tanya Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Garcia’s passion for biostatistics was discovered at University while developing statistical models to show the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's and Alzheimer's disease. As a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill, Dr. Garcia is passionate about empowering trainees to tackle obstacles without judgment or fear. Dr. Garcia received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Texas A&M University.
|Year||Faculty to Undergraduate Student||Faculty to Graduate Student||Faculty to Junior Faculty|
|2019-20||Debra Murray, Health Education||Donald Raleigh, History||Pamela Lothspeich, Asian Studies|
|2018-19||Maria Ferris, Pediatrics||Oswaldo Estrada, Romance Studies||Allen Anderson, Music|
|2017-18||Irving Hoffman, Medicine||Karen McCulloch, Allied Health Sciences||Marcia Van Riper, Nursing|
|2016-17||Michele Berger, Women’s and Gender Studies||Mark Fraser, Social Work||M. Gregory Forest, Mathematics|
|2015||Christopher Armitage, English and Comparative Literature||Daniel Riffe, Media and Journalism||Susan Girdler, Psychiatry|
|2014||Kelly Hogan, Biology||Donna Gilleskie, Economics||Giselle Corbie-Smith, Social Medicine|
|2013||Sherryl Kleinman, Sociology||Jeanne Moskal, English and Comparative Literature||Silvia Tomaskova, Anthropology|