Carolyn is very honored to have received the Graduate Student American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME) Young Investigator Award. The award was presented at the 2017 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in Baltimore, MD. Carolyn also gave a presentation about her work on T. cruzi ecology at non-human primate centers during the ACME Symposium II for new and young investigators. What a great experience!
Carolyn received her PhD degree on August 11, 2017 in Reed Arena at Texas A&M University.
New publication in the ILAR Journal – “Toward an Ecological Framework for Assessing Reservoirs of Vector-Borne Pathogens: Wildlife Reservoirs of Trypanosoma cruzi across the Southern United States” available online – open access: https://academic.oup.com/ilarjournal/article/doi/10.1093/ilar/ilx020/3926666/Toward-an-Ecological-Framework-for-Assessing
Carolyn successfully completed her dissertation defense on June 6, 2017! She will graduate in August 2017 and continue as a post-doc in the Hamer lab working on finishing up some projects, publishing manuscripts, and writing grants, while working toward obtaining an independent research position.
Carolyn received the “Outstanding PhD Student Award” at the TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine Honors & Awards Ceremony on April 21, 2017. What an honor!
Carolyn was selected as one of two 2017 Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) Graduate Student Scholarship Award winners. This prestigious award has a value of $2000 and will be awarded with a plaque during the awards banquet at the annual International WDA 2017 Conference in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico in July.