In a ceremony at the Fort Detrick Community Activities Center earlier this week, Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb, the commanding officer of the Fort Detrick garrison, distributed the awards for outstanding presentations and posters at the 2017 Spring Research Festival.
The winners, selected from a field of over 100 festival participants, were recognized for excellence in the combined fields of research concept, experimental quality, display attributes, and overall poster quality and presentation—criteria that evaluated their novelty, clarity, meaningfulness, aesthetics, and professionalism.
Lt. Col. Felicia Langel read the names of the 17 awardees, a group representing the National Cancer Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.
Ten of the awardees were from the National Cancer Institute at Frederick. Their names, along with the awards they received, are listed below.
Tiffany Bellomo, Outstanding Poster – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tauseef Rehman, Outstanding Poster – Detection and Diagnostics
Alexi Baumgardner, Outstanding Poster – Developmental and Cell Biology
Emma Gergel, Outstanding Poster – Infectious Pathogens and Epidemiology
Emine Guven-Maiorov, Outstanding Presentation at the Scientific Symposium
Matthew Anderson, Outstanding Presentation at the Scientific Symposium
Michael Boylan, Outstanding Presentation at the Scientific Symposium
The following individuals from NCI also won awards but did not attend the ceremony:
Caleb Chen, Outstanding Poster – Emerging Technologies
Lixin Fan, Outstanding Poster – Structural Biology and Chemistry
Yanling Liu, Outstanding Poster – Informatics