Graduate Student News
Featured news about graduate students from the newsletters of the Graduate School and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
The Graduate School continues the recognition of excellence in research promise as students enter the final phase of their doctoral program with the 2022-23 Dissertation Fellows. Through a competitive process, awardees were selected from each college awarding a doctoral degree.
You can read more about each of the Dissertation Fellows by visiting the 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellows webpage.
Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Winners
UNC’s first 3MT® competition was held in February 2022. Seven students from doctoral programs across campus presented their dissertation research in three minutes to an audience of faculty, students and family. All of the students did an outstanding job of explaining complex topics in an understandable and succinct format. The winners of the Spring 2022 competition were, First Place: Anne Boris, School Psychology, “Stealth Dyslexia: Finding Kids Who Read Under the Radar;” and Second Place: Victoria Flores, Sport and Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology, “Does CBD Affect Males and Females Differently?”
Anne Boris competed at the Colorado State 3MT® competition, hosted by the Colorado Council of Graduate Schools, in April 2022. Videos of the UNC 3MT presentations can be found here.
Inaugural Dissertation Fellows
In the Spring 2021 semester the Graduate School introduced new recognition for doctoral students who had attained Dissertator status. The Dissertator Fellowship is to recognize excellence in research promise as students enter the final phase of their doctoral program. The award consists of a stipend and full tuition waiver to allow awardees to focus on completing their dissertation work and their final document.
Through a competitive process, one student was selected from each college awarding a doctoral degree. It is our hope to expand this program to support additional students as they complete their program. Please join me in congratulating the inaugural Dissertation Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year.
You can read more about each of the Dissertation Fellows by visiting the 2021-2022 Dissertation Fellows webpage.
Student Research Spotlight
Sport and Exercise Science doctoral students Raquel Busekrus, Salah Sharif and Brandon
Jones, working with David Hydock, Ph.D., recently completed work characterizing the
effect of creatine supplementation in managing Doxorubicin (DOX)-induced muscle fatigue.
This work was funded by the American Cancer Society (“Creatine Supplementation in Managing Doxorubicin-Induced Muscle Fatigue,” American Cancer Society, Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Their Families).
Further information about Raquel, Salah and Brandon and their research can be found on the ORSP Student Research Highlight webpage.
Fall 2021 Graduate Student Commencement Speakers
In response to a call for student speakers for commencement exercises, interested students submitted a brief excerpt from their remarks. From all submissions, three graduate student speakers were chosen to represent graduate programs.
More information about the speakers can be found on the Fall 2021 Graduate Student Commencement Speakers webpage.