Ted and Swanny Voneida Neuroscience Research and Training Award Recipient Named

Congratulations to Gabrielle Frame, the inaugural recipient of the Ted and Swanny Voneida Neuroscience Research and Training Award! A Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) graduate degree program, Frame works in the laboratory of Christine Dengler-Crish, Ph.D.

The award was established in 2020 through a gift from Swanny Voneida, whose late husband, Theodore (“Ted”) Voneida, Ph.D., was the founding chair of the Department of Neurobiology in the 1970s. The award from the Voneida’s fund provides extramural training opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in neuroscience at NEOMED.

Frame says that she will use funds from the award to enroll in a certificate program offered by the American Medical Writers Association for individuals new to medical writing.

“I believe this training will be extremely beneficial not only in completing my dissertation this fall, but also to make me a competitive applicant as I begin searching for jobs later this year. I also am excited to strengthen my overall training in neuroscience by improving my scientific communication skills,” said Frame, adding, “I am extremely thankful to the committee and Mrs. Voneida for the ability to pursue this opportunity!”

Jeff Wenstrup, Ph.D., professor in the Department Anatomy and Neurobiology and chair of the Voneida Fund Committee, says, “The Voneida Award is a great opportunity for our neuroscientists-in-training to develop advanced skills for the next step in their careers. We’re so grateful to Swanny Voneida for supporting neuroscience graduate students and honoring Dr. Voneida’s legacy.”

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