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TBS Program Director, Members Recognized for Contributions to Community and Research

Two first year students in the UR CTSI’s Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) PhD Program and the program’s director received awards at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry’s (URSMD) recent convocation ceremony. The ceremony celebrated teaching, mentoring, research, outstanding academic performance, and community service.

Raven Osborn, Tim Dye, PhD, Hannah Murphy

Raven Osborn, Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D., and Hannah Murphy (left to right) pose with their awards at the 2018 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry convocation ceremony.

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education Richard Libby, Ph.D., awarded the Dean’s Admissions Bonus Award to incoming TBS graduate student Hanna Murphy for her outstanding merit and promise for future contributions to her field. Murphy is pursuing a doctorate in the Infection and Immunity: From Molecules to Populations (IIMP) track of the TBS program. The award includes a $1,000 bonus.

Raven Osborn, another recent addition to the TBS program, received the Medical & Graduate Student Achievement Award: Dr. Marvin J. Hoffman Award for Community Outreach. Osborn is a leader in the Rochester Young Scientists Club, where she helps develop curricula for fifth- and sixth-grade students from Nathaniel Rochester Community School #3 to get them thinking like a scientists. The program includes mentoring the students, tours of laboratories at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and a public poster session where the students present their original projects to family and friends.

Timothy D. Dye, Ph.D., director of the TBS program and associate chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at URMC, was awarded the URMC Faculty Diversity Award. Established in 2013, the award recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of medical school faculty who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism in the medical school community.

Dye is a medical anthropologist and social epidemiologist who specializes in applied public health, particularly within marginalized, isolated, and global populations, and with a focus on social and cultural determinants of health. His research focuses upon developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems and brings this knowledge and commitment to his students. This award includes a $500 prize, which Dye's team has donated to UR Street Outreach, a medical school program that brings medical care to Rochester's unsheltered homeless population.

Congratulations to these award-winning members of the UR CTSI community!


Michael Hazard | 9/28/2018

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