Grants and Awards

2017-2018
HHMI Inclusive Excellence Award to Mercy College – Adjunct Academy is funded!!
Mercy College Teaching Excellence Award
Mercy Teaching Innovation Micro Grant, 2017-2018
Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2017-2018
SACNAS Award to student mentee, Natalia Tumidajski, 2017
ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Award to student mentee, Natalie Vegas, 2017

2016-2017
Department of Defense Grant, Principle Investigator, Mercy Initiative for Undergraduate Research and Education in Genomics, ($142,771.75) to purchase the components of a genomics system, an Ion S5, 2016
US Department of Education (P031C160054) Title III HSI STEM and Articulation grant, Activity Director, Peer led Team Learning ($4 million), 2016
Partial Travel Award to be a Judge at ABRCMS, 2016
ABRCMS Student Award to student mentee, Bien Porconi, 2016
Mercy College Student/Faculty Research Collaborative Grant, 2016 (With Natalie Tumidajski)
Mercy Micro Grant for Course Redesign, 2016
Mercy Senate Micro Grant for Student Engagement, 2016
Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2016

2015-2016
Mercy Micro Grant for Course Redesign, 2015
Full Travel Award to be a Judge at ABRCMS, 2015
Mercy Senate Micro Grant for Student Engagement, 2015
Mercy Faculty Development Grant, 2015
National Science Foundation, Appointed SENCER Leadership Fellow, 2016
NSF SENCER Summer Institute Post Implementation Team Award, 2015
NSF SENCER Summer Institute Post Implementation Team Award, 2014
Beitler Foundation Award, 2013
PSC CUNY Type C Award ($3000), 2015
ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Award to student mentee Manhin Lam, 2015
2nd Place STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, Rimsha Azhar, 2015
Best Non-STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, Faizan Malik, 2015

2014-2015
PSC CUNY Type C Award ($3000), 2014
Two Biological Sciences Department Research Grants – $19000 – PI and Co-PI, 2014
Best Non-STEM Student Poster at Emerging Scholars, George Cobos, 2014
ABRCMS Student Travel Award to student mentee, Fabiola Fontaine, 2014

2013-2014
PSC CUNY Type B Award ($6000), 2013
Perkins Grant for Improvement of Microbiology Course ($16254.88), Principle Investigator, 2013

2012-2013
Graduate Research Technology Initiative Grant (GRTI) ($30826), Principle Investigator, 2012

Awards during PhD studies
President’s Prize for the Best Oral Presentation by a Young Scientist at the 57th Annual Conference of the AVTRW, Scarborough, England, April 2003.
Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers (AVTRW) Travel Award in 2003
Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Junior Travel Grant, 2003
International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI) Travel Award, 2002
Best Poster award at the 32nd Annual Irish Food Science and Technology Research Conference in Cork, 2002
Marie Curie Fellowship, 2003
Teagasc Walsh Fellowship, 2002