Skip to Content

nav = $navtool.getNav(1)

Graduate School names 2020 Kopchick Fellows

January 16, 2020
Tracey Barnett

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the Dr. John J. and Charlene Kopchick Fellowships:

2020 Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellows

Brian Anderson
Advisor: Kristy K. Brock, PhD

Nathan Berg
Advisor: Holger K. Eltzschig, MD, PhD

Medina Colic
Advisor: Traver Hart, PhD

Kebbeh Darpolor
Advisor: Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD

Brittany Jewell
Advisor: Dung-Fang Lee, PhD

Walaa Kattan
Advisor: John Hancock, BChir, PhD, ScD

Brigid McDonald
Advisor: Clifton D. Fuller, MD, PhD

Deborah Silverman
Advisor: Patrick Hwu, MD

2020 Charlene Kopchick Fellow

Elia Lopez
Advisor: Edgar T. Walters, PhD


These fellowships are funded through a generous $10.5 million endowment established by alumnus John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene. Read about more about this gift here

The Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellowships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional character, extracurricular leadership, research excellence and scholarly merit. Each fellowship provides $7,500 directly to the student and an additional $7,500 to support their research and training. These fellowships may be renewed for a total award period of up to two years.

The Charlene Kopchick Fellowship is awarded to a GSBS student who demonstrates unique characteristics beyond merit and financial need. Such characteristics may include but are not be limited to first-generation college graduates entering graduate research; students who exhibit exemplary personal character; uniqueness of background and culture; strong work ethic; perceived leadership qualities and an enthusiastic scientific curiosity.  These fellowships will be in the amount $8,250 of direct aid to the student and an additional $8,250 to support the student’s research and training.  This is a one-time award to the student and is not renewable.

site var = gsbs