Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Miami CTSI Career Development Grant
  • 2014 NIH Early Career Grant Reviewer-Immunity and Host Defense (IHD) Study Section
  • 2014 External Examiner, Thesis Defense, Briana Weiser, Scripps Research Inst. Florida
  • 2014 Liver Society (AASLD) Academic Skills Workshop Scholarship, San Diego, CA
  • 2013-2015 NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee (NIAID)
  • 2013 NIDA R25 Early Career Stage Mentoring Program
  • 2013 Stanley J. Glaser Award
  • 2012 International Cytokine Society Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 Nominee-UMMSM, Burroughs Wellcome Career Award in Medical Science
  • 2011, 10, 09 International Symposium on HCV & Related Viruses Travel Award
  • 2011, 10, 09, 08 International Society-Interferon Travel Award
  • 2009 NIH FARE Travel Award
  • 2008 NIDDK Nossal Fellowship Award
  • 2007-2011 NIH Loan Repayment Program Awardee (NIDDK)
  • 1998-2007 Graduate MD/PHD University of Miami School of Medicine
  • 2006 Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
  • 1998-2002 Rotary Club of Miami, McClelland Trust Scholar
  • 1998 Honors in Biology, Florida International University, Miami, FL
    Rene J. Herrera, PhD, Advisor
  • 1997 SMART/Glenn Foundation Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Olivia Pereira-Smith, PhD, Advisor
  • 1996-1998 State University System of Florida Minority Scholar
  • 1995-1998 MBRS/NIH Fellow, Florida International University,
    Miami, FL
  • 1995-1998 Columbia/HCA Foundation Scholar
  • 1995 Who’s Who Among American Universities & Colleges