tom angell fellowship

Awarded annually at the Office of Inclusive Excellence’s Mentoring for Achievement and Excellence event, this fellowship is intended to honor Tom Angell’s contributions as the UCI Graduate Counselor to graduate student wellness and retention. Awards are open to graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral scholars. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding mentorship by going above and beyond their normal duties to create new opportunities to mentor UCI students.

Graduate Student Awardee

Martín Jacinto

Biography:

Martín is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCI and a Fellow at UCI’s Center for Network and Relational Analysis (CNRA). His research applies computational methods to examine how the world economy reacts and adapts to global economic crises.

Beyond research, Martín is devoted to mentoring and teaching at UCI. For four years, he has served as a peer mentor for Graduate Division’s Summer Research Program (SRP) and the Competitive Edge Program. He is currently a Pedagogical Fellow with the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) and is developing the Teaching Assistant Preparation and Development Program (TAPDP) for new TA’s.

Postdoctoral Scholar Awardee

Mehdi Abouzari

Biography:

Mehdi Abouzari, MD, is a medical graduate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and currently a postdoctoral fellow of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery working under Drs. Hamid Djalilian and Harrison Lin. Dr. Abouzari is a translational physician-scientist striving to develop novel solutions for otologic problems using engineering/basic science approaches. He is currently an NIH/NCATS training awardee with more than 60 publications in high-ranked journals and serving as ad hoc reviewer and editorial board member of otolaryngology/neurosurgery journals.

Faculty Awardee

Renée Link

Biography:

Renée Link is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Chemistry who designs, manages and teaches the organic chemistry lab courses taken by over 1,000 UCI students each year. Her scholarly activity focuses on using active learning in large courses to create a more inclusive and equitable learning experience for students from all backgrounds. As a community college transfer student and first generation college graduate, Dr. Link serves as a mentor for UCI graduate and undergraduate students navigating the complex world of academia.

Congratulations!

2019 Awardees

Graduate Student Awards:

Ariana Brown

Department of Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Katy Rodriguez Wimberly

Department of Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar Award:

Guadalupe Diaz

School of Education

Faculty Award

Belinda Campos

Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences

2018 Awardees

Graduate Student Awards:

Christopher Chamberlin

Department of Culture & Theory
School of Humanities

Postdoctoral Scholar Award:

Aude Segaliny

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty Award

Donald Dabdub

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering

2017 Awardees

Graduate Student Awards:

Alexandra Raleigh

Department of Political Science
School of Social Sciences

Liz Clark

Department of Anthropology
School of Social Sciences

Faculty Award

Anita Casavantes-Bradford

Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History
School of Social Sciences

Honorable Mentions:

Miguel Abad

Graduate Student, School of Education

Timmy Ma

Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics
School of Physical Sciences

Edwin Amenta

Professor of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

2016 Awardees

Graduate Student Awards:

Nayna Sanathara

Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Scholar Award:

Houman Yaghoubi

Department of Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences

Faculty Award

Daphne Lei

Professor of Drama
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

2015 Awardees

Graduate Student Awards:

Jessica Kizer

Department of Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar Award:

Dana Rose Garfin

Department of Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology

Faculty Award:

Roxane Cohen Silver

Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health
School of Social Ecology

Honorable Mention:

Cathery Yeh

Graduate Student, School of Education
School of Social Ecology

To find out more about this fellowship program, please visit the webpage for UCI Graduate Division Internal Fellowships.