Success Stories

Jenny Phan 
Receives NRSA Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health


Jenny Phan has been awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Jenny is a doctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies. Her NRSA-funded dissertation research focuses on puberty and autism. In her future postoc work, Jenny will examine trajectories of health outcomes in the autism population and their families to identify buffers and strategies and to mitigate caregiver burnout.

Jenny highly appreciates the assistance she received from the CCE: "With the help of Hardeep, an interdisciplinary writing consultant at the CCE, I felt more at ease taking on a huge writing goal such as a national competitive fellowship grant. We discussed my plan and research strategies, specifically targeting language use, organization of content, and flow of information. With a first-hand experience as an awardee herself, Hardeep helped me understand and follow the grant application guidelines as well. I also want to credit the CCE for the expertise I gained as a writing consultant because the continued education I have received from the Center really strengthened my writing abilities."...Read More

Collin Powell Receives Fulbright Award

Collin Powell, Master’s student in Interior Design, will be heading to Vienna, Austria for his Fulbright stint to take classes, teach English, and conduct research on how the Viennese public housing system effectively serves a diverse population that includes recent migrants. Read More

Majd Adbulghani Named Rhodes Scholar

Majd Abdulghani received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, becoming the first ever Rhodes scholar from Saudi Arabia and the first Iowa State Rhodes scholar since 1995... Read More