Carnegie Mellon University
  • The Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award is granted each year to two students judged to have made the most impressive research accomplishments during their time in the program. Winners are selected based on nominations by their research advisors. Each student can receive the award only once.
  • The Outstanding Student Presentation Award is granted each year to the student(s) who gave the best research presentation at the annual retreat.  Winners are selected by vote.
  • The Poster Award is granted each year to the student(s) who presented the best poster at the annual retreat.  Winners are selected by vote.
  • The Student Service Award recognizes volunteer contributions made by doctoral students toward the success of the CPCB Program.  Winners are selected by the Directors.
  • The DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Award recognizes the volunteer contributions made by doctoral students who help cultivate fairness and respect within the program and work to promote an inclusive environment. Winners are selected by the Directors.
  • The Outreach Award is granted to students who provide services to the community. 

2022
Hanxi Xiao - Outstanding Research Presentation 
Monica Dayao - Outstanding Research Poster
Hannah Schriever - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Service Award
BaDoi Phan - Student Service Award 
Chaitanya Mokashi - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Hongyu Zheng - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Omer Acar, Dora Li, Tianming Zhou - Honorable Mention for Research
Roshni Bhatt, Marissa Di, Mark Ebeid, Dante Poe, April Rich, Steven Smeal (bioZone) - Outreach Award
Omer Acar, Jennifer Williams - Steering Committee Recognition 

2021
Dora Li - Outstanding Research Presentation 
Jonathan King - Outstanding Research Poster
Abhi Adduri - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Service Award
Gaby Gerlach - Student Service Award 
Yan Zhang - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Taylor Zeng - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Honorable Mention for Research:
Samantha Furman, Chaitanya Mokashi, Zhe Sang, Hongyu Zheng, Tianming Zhou
2020
Jonathan King – Outstanding Student Presentation Award (Long)
Amir Alavi – Outstanding Student Presentation Award (Short)
Cathy Su – Student Service Award
Samantha Furman – Student Service Award
Ruochi Zhang – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Jocelyn Sunseri – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2019
Bentley Wingert – Student Service Award
Michael Kleyman – Student Service Award
Yihang Shen – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Liu Cao – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Michael Kleyman – Poster Award
2018
Hongyu Zhang – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Jennifer Williams – Student Service Award
Natalie Sauerwald – Student Service Award
Yang Yang – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Raghav Partha - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Amir Alavi - Outstanding Student Presentation Award
Samantha Furman – Poster Award
Yifeng Tao – Poster Award
2017
Easwaran Ramamurthy – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Brad Solomon – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Marta Wells – Student Service Award
She Zhang – Poster Award
Amir Alavi – Poster Award
Fen Pei – Poster Award
2016
Cong Ma - Outstanding Academic Achievement
Luong Nguyen - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Hao Wang - Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2015
Sanjana Gupta – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Xiongtao Ruan – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Rory Donovan – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
David Farrow -  Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Dan Spagnolo – Poster Award
2014
Nick Pabon – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Brad Solomon – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Salim Chowdhury – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Jose Juan Tapia Valenzuela – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Marta Wells – Poster Award
Hao Wang – Poster Award
Devin Sullivan – Service Award
2013
Luong Nguyen – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Xiaolong Shen – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Armaghan Naik – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
AJ Sedgewick – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Rory Donovan – Poster Award
Salim Chowdhury – Poster Award
2012
AJ Sedgewick – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Lingxue Zhang – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Yuefeng Lin – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Suvrajit Maji – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Andrej Savol – Poster Award
Lu Xie – Poster Award
2011
Murat Can Cobanoglu – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Aaron Wise – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Ross Curtis – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Chao Ma – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2010
Nabil Azhar – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Lu Xie – Outstanding Academic Achievement
Ming-Chi Tsai – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Ying Liu – Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2009
Anindita Dutta – CPCB Outstanding Academic Achievement
Shan Zhong – CPCB Outstanding Academic Achievement
Ahmet Bakan – CPCB Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Jacob Joseph – CPCB Outstanding Research Accomplishment
2008
Ying Ding – CPCB Outstanding Academic Achievement
Ming-Chi Tsai – CPCB Outstanding Academic Achievement
Luis Coelho – CPCB Outstanding Research Accomplishment
Justin Hogg – CPCB Outstanding Research Accomplishment