GSBS Receives Support from Local Foundations
Patrick Gibney, a student at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), receives a plaque from Diane Guiberteau, Cameron Foundation Trust Officer. Gibney was named the 2007-2008 Harry S. & Isabel C. Cameron Foundation Fellowship recipient. The Harry S. & Isabel Cameron Foundation began their partnership with the GSBS in 2001. The foundation has a particular interest in research education, hence their selection of an award for exceptional students working in cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
GSBS Dean George Stancel, Ph.D., students Christina Papke and Catherine Spellicy, pose with Schissler Foundation Trustees Nan Schissler and Richard Schissler, along with students, Dong-Joo (Ellen) Cheon and Adam Riegel as well as Schissler Foundation Trustee Steve Cordill. The Schissler Foundation has been a major benefactor to the GSBS for more than a decade. The Schissler Foundation Fellowships foster collaboration with the emphasis on basic science projects with the greatest likelihood of translational application to human health. This year the fellowships covered full tuition and stipend funding for four GSBS students, pictured above, with at least one expressly designated for a student working on cancer research with faculty at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Scholars are selected by a review committee of faculty experts.