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2020 Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

Submitted on December 16, 2019

The Graduate College is pleased to announce that six graduate students will be receiving the prestigious Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and one graduate student will receive the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Dissertation Fellowship for final-phase dissertation support. In addition to a stipend from the Louise F. Marshall Foundation and the Graduate College, each student will receive student health insurance for the term of the award and a Graduate Tution Scholarships for up to 2 semesters.

The 2020 recipients for the Marshall Foundation Dissertatio Fellowship are:

Julia Cheng, Cancer Biology, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs -- Disseration Title: The Importance of Tgfbeta and Estrogen Signaling in Osteolytic ER+Breast Cancer Bone Metasis

Pedro Luis Espino, Physics, College of Science -- Dissertation Title:  Constraining the Nuclear Equation of State Using Realistic Simulations of Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Nicolas Lopez-Galvez, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health -- Dissertation Title: Characterizing Kidney Function and Occupational Risk Factors in Migrant Farm Workers

Jennifer Richards, Health Behavior Health Promotion, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health -- Dissertation Title: Applying Indigenous Research Methodologies to Inform an American Indian Mother-Daughter Preconception Health Intervention

Brigette Walters, Spanish and Portuguese, College of Humanities -- Dissertation Title: Drag: Politics and Performance in the Americas Today

Kenneth Yamamoto, Applied Mathematics, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs -- Dissertation Title: Geometry, Mechanics, and Non-Euclidean Elasticity: Biological and Robotic Applications


The 2020 recipient for the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez - Marshall Dissertation Scholarship is:

Michelle Aguilera, Language, Reading and Culture - Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, College of Education -- Dissertation Title: Language Socialization, Linguistic Agency, and the Verbal Play of Young Children