SPIRE Scholars Receive Recognition

SPIRE Scholars Dr. Julia Schmitz and Dr. Amanda Chunco received recognition at the 2010 Postdoctoral Scholar Awards Ceremony held at UNC Chapel Hill, on November 23, 2010. Dr. Schmitz received three awards for her contributions in excellence for undergraduate mentoring, service and leadership. Dr. Chunco was recognized for her service contributions.

Dr. Linda Dykstra gave the keynote address at the ceremony which focused on her research in molecular mechanisms of drug abuse as well as words of advice for postdoctoral scholars in academia.

The awards and ceremony were sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vice Chancellor's Office for Research and Economic Development. The annual event and awards honor excellence in research, mentoring, service and leadership by postdoctoral scholars across disciplines at UNC Chapel Hill.