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Morris Schaffer Endowed Scholarship Fund

The late Dr. Joseph Fu, acting as Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, established the Dean Morris Schaffer Endowed Scholarship Fund with the Foundation of UMDNJ. This Fund, honoring Morris Schaffer the first Dean of the graduate school, is to be used by the Graduate School at Newark to recognize an outstanding student (PhD or MD/PhD) who is in the early stage of thesis research. The award will be given annually at our pre-commencement banquet.

Dean Morris Schaffer Award

Applications are due March 1st.
Past Recipients

2011: Zhe Ji
PhD Mentor: Bin Tian
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

2011: Hamid Bagce
PhD Mentor: Eugene Tunik
Department of Rehabilitation & Movement Sciences
MD/PhD Graduate Program

2010: Shyam Patel
PhD Mentor: Pranela Rameshwar
Department of Medicine
MD/PhD Graduate Program

2009: Amber N. Ziegler
PhD Mentor: Steve Levison and Terri Wood
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences
Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program

2008: Alexandra Terskiy
PhD Mentor: Richard Howells
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MD/PhD Program

2007: Michael Kurnellas,
PhD Mentor: Stella Elkabes
Departments of Neurology and Neurosciences
Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program

2006: Oyenike Olabisi
PhD Mentor: Ian Whitehead
Department of Microbiology
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program