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Two K-State Cancer Researchers -- One Professor and One Student -- Honored for Continuing and Encouraging Research Excellence at K-State

Wednesday June 1, 2011

ADVANCING DISCOVERY: NGUYEN CITED FOR MENTORING OF UNDERGRADUATERESEARCHERS; SCHNEWEIS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATERESEARCH

A breast cancer researcher and a student who is studying a virus through a new branch of vector biology are being honored for their efforts in continuing and encouraging research excellence at Kansas State University.

Thu Annelise Nguyen, assistant professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is the recipient of the 2011 University Distinguished Faculty Award for the Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research, which includes $2,500 and a plaque. The award is based on mentoring performed in the previous academic year.

Derek Schneweis, May 2011 bachelor’s graduate in biology and anthropology, Monument, Colo., is the recipient of the University Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research. He receives $1,000 and a plaque. The award was established to recognize outstanding contributions by an undergraduate student to the discovery and creation of new knowledge at K-State.

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