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Awards

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2023 Undergraduate Awards Heading link

Please check back in early spring for updates about the 2023 awards application process.

2022 awards and honors list

Neuroscience Awards Day Heading link

Horne receiving Featherstone Award from Dr. Richmond

The Hodgkin/Huxley Award
Given to an outstanding graduating neuroscience major with a GPA above 3.7 and who performed an exceptional research project. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $500 honorarium on Awards Day.
2022 Honoree: Asma El Sabbagh
Faculty advisors: Dr. Yuwei Jiang & Dr. Jooman Park
Title of Research: The Role of Estrogen in the Beiging of Adipose Tissue in Old and Obese Mice

Founders’ Award in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Given to a student who has completed an exceptional research project with a focus on cellular/molecular neuroscience and who has a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $250 honorarium
on Awards Day.
2022 Honoree: Cissy Xiao
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Victor Guaiquil, Rosenblatt Lab
Title of Research: The role of Netrin-4, an axon guidance protein, in trigeminal ganglia neuronal growth and mouse cornea wound healing

Founders’ Award in Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Given to a student who has completed an exceptional research project with a focus on systems and behavioral neuroscience and who has a GPA of 3.2 or higher. The awardee is selected by an undergraduate program committee and will receive a $250 honorarium on Awards Day.
2022 Honoree: Anika Wilen
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Heide Klumpp
Title of Research: EEG Frontal Alpha Asymmetry in Major Depressive Mood Disorder (MDD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

The David E. Featherstone Award
Given to a student who crafts a 2-3 minute video reflecting on his/her time as a neuroscience major at UIC. This award honors the memory of Dr. David Featherstone, an out-of-the-box, highly creative and fun faculty member. The video needed to be creative, quirky and spirited! The student who makes the video judged to be the best will receive a $250 honorarium on Awards Day.
2022 Honoree: Elena Miciulis

The David E. Featherstone Memorial Scholarship
Given to a student who is declared a neuroscience major with at least one year remaining in their studies at UIC and who plans to complete a novel, “out-of-the box” research project under the guidance of a UIC Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience faculty member. Two awardees will receive a $500 dollar scholarship.
2022 Honoree: Anam Kidwai 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Brady
Title of Research: Activation of PAD Mediated Pathological Pathways Correlates With Relevant Tau Mutations in Tauopathies and Disruption of Axonal Transport

2022 Winning video by Elena Miciulis for the Featherstone Award! Heading link

2020 Winning video by Vishnupriya Jadeja for the Featherstone Award! Heading link

Given to a student who crafts a 2-3 minute video reflecting on his/her time as a neuroscience major at UIC. This award honors the memory of Dr. David Featherstone, an out-of-the-box, highly creative and fun faculty member. The video needed to be creative, quirky and spirited! The student who makes the video judged to be the best will receive a $250 honorarium on Awards Day.

2019 Winning video by Mary Grace Horne for the Featherstone Award! Heading link

2018 Winning video by Abedel Hamdan for the Featherstone Award! Heading link