Tue 30th November 2021

Congratulations to Neuroscience Grad Student Gian Molina-Castro for Winning a Career Impact Award!

Congrats to Gian Molina-Castro, a Neuroscience PhD student in Dr. Dwight Bergles lab, for winning a 2021 Career Impact Award!  

Tune into the Career Impact Awards Ceremony on December 2, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. (ET).  Register to attend on Zoom here!


The new Career Impact Award at Johns Hopkins University celebrates faculty members, students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni who have gone above and beyond in support of others across the Johns Hopkins University community! They have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of mentorship, support for academic and intellectual goals and interests, encouragement of professional exploration and curiosity, and creating an environment that enables their colleagues to bring their whole, authentic selves to every interaction.

Career Impact Award winners were selected from over 100 nomination submissions! Join us for a celebration of winners and all award nominees at the upcoming Horizons by Hopkins doctoral professional development conference.

The winners of the 2021 Career Impact Award include:

  • Teresa Brockie, Ph.D.
     Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
  • Thomas Kempa, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Simon Leonard, Ph.D.
    Assistant Research Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • W. Taylor Cottle
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
  • Gian Molina-Castro
    Ph.D. Student, Department of Neuroscience
  • Varshini Varadaraj, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wilmer Eye Institute
  •  Kelly Clark, M.S.
    Associate Director, Center for Educational Resources, Teaching Academy
  • Renee Eastwood, M.A. 
      Director for Graduate Academic Affairs, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dana Ferraris, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Chemistry, McDaniel College, JHU ‘99, ‘09
  • Erin Guinn-Villareal, Ph.D.
    Analyst, Government Accountability Office, JHU ‘12, ‘18

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