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Success Stories

Amro Hashish Received 2022 AAAP Reed Rumsey Award


Amro Hashish, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Mohamed El-Gazzar’s lab in ISU's Veterinary Diagnostic Production Animal Medicine Department, was recently awarded the 2022 Reed Rumsey Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists. Dr. Hashish received this award in the basic research category related to his research that aims to resolve one of the major infectious challenges for the egg-layer industry in Iowa and beyond. Dr. Hashish consulted with CCE Postdoc Writing Consultant, Kim, while preparing his application materials for the award:

“Meeting with Kim helped me make huge improvements in my application, and for that, I am sincerely grateful. As the ISU Postdoc Consultant, Kim always goes above and beyond to help me and all postdocs. She is phenomenal and enthusiastic and wants you to succeed. There is no doubt that she is a valuable asset to the CCE as well as to all ISU postdocs looking to improve their writing and communication skills for career development.” Read More

Natalia V. Rios Martinez Named 2022 Truman Scholar

Natalia V. Rios Martinez, a senior in political science, international studies, and public relations, was named a 2022 Truman Scholar. She is currently a research assistant at the Department of Sociology and a government contracting assistant at the Procurement Technical Assistant Center and is interning at the U.S. Department of Justice. Through the application process, Natalia worked closely with Kristin and Agata, Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultants in the CCE. Read More

Nethmi Gewage Selected as Goldwater Scholar  

Nethmi W. Hewage, an ISU junior majoring in chemistry and minoring in mathematics, received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Nethmi conducts research in Dr. Kovnir's lab at ISU and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry or materials science to become a professor and conduct research to find alternative solutions for the world's energy crisis. In the application process, Nethmi met with Agata, a CCE Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultant. Read More