Graduate student Jeanne Savage was presented with the Kenneth S. Kendler Award for Excellence in Pre-Doctoral Research and post-doc Robert Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. received the Lindon Eaves Post-Doctoral Award.
These awards are given annually by VIPBG faculty to one outstanding pre- and post-doc student who have demonstrated excellence. The recipient must be a current student and nominated by a faculty member. The faculty vote after a group discussion of the nominations merits. These awards have been given since 2007 and each recipient receives a certificate of recognition and a $500.00 gift.