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  • Honors Day

    Honors Day is held during the spring semester and recognizes the efforts of those students who have graduated or are graduating with Masters and PhD degrees during the current academic year. In addition, the School of Graduate Studies recognizes those who have shown exceptional service and/or research productivity during their graduate careers.

    2015 Pharmacology Award - Ellen Gillis
    The award is presented to the student who has demonstrated outstanding overall performance in the Medical Pharmacology graduate program.

    2015 Fundamentals of Physiology Award - Charles Huffman
    This award is presented to the student who achieved the highest grade point average in the Fundamentals of Physiology Course during the 2013-2014 academic year.

    School of Nursing Dean's Scholarship - Kayla Carr
    Awarded to a doctoral student, this scholarship is based on demonstrated academic excellence, and the potential to contribute to the health care needs of Mississippi through the practice of nursing in the state at the highest level of educational and experiential expertise.

    Elsevier Doctoral Book Award - Jonathan Wilson
    Established in 1998, the Elsevier Company presents a book award to a doctoral student in recognition of scholastic excellence.

    Janet Y. Harris Scholarship in Nursing - Jennifer Stephen
    To be used for the development of deserving nursing graduate students and future nurse leaders, this award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates the potential to make significant contributions, in an administrative role, to the advancement of nursing and health care.

    Rene Reeb Research Award -- Denise Gipson
    Established in 1998, is presented to a PhD in nursing student who is in good academic standing, enrolled in the human experiences health care track and demonstrates interest in qualitative research.

    2015 Dean's Service Award - Ellen Gillis
    This award is given to the graduate student who most exemplifies the outstanding attributes of leadership, community outreach and service.

    2015 Regions Research Distinction Award - Lance Keller, Xuexiang Wang
    The Regions Graduate Research Award and cash prize are presented in recognition of excellence in research by a Graduate Student.

    2015 Regions Outstanding Graduate Research Award - John Clemmer
    The Regions Graduate Research Award and cash prize are presented in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments by a Graduate Student.

    2015 Robert A. Mahaffey Memorial Award - Peter Mittwede, Dr. Ahmed Ejaeidi
    Established in the memory of the late graduate student, this certificate and cash prize are awarded in recognition of exceptional research potential of young investigators. The student's name will be added to the Mahaffey Memorial plaque.

    2015 Trustmark Postdoctoral Publication Awards -- Dr. Tsui-Ting Ho, Dr. Padmanabhan Rugmani Iyer
    This award is in recognition of a single cutting edge publication that served to significantly advance biomedical knowledge with the fellow's area of research.

     2015 Randall-Trustmark Graduate Research Award - Erin Taylor
    The Randall-Trustmark Graduate Research Award and cash prize are presented in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments and scientific contributions by a Graduate Student.