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Erin Heller - Grad Student in Biology collects awards _UPDATED
Erin Heller, a Masters student in the lab of Dr. Eric Walters is a 2014 recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate ResearchFellowship. Erin competed with over 14,000 other applicants for
this prestigious award. The award provides a stipend and tuition support for 3
years towards a PhD. Upon completing her Masters degree on the effects of
urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne disease
pathogens here at Old Dominion University, Erin plans to continue her studies
in avian ecology and behavior at the doctoral level. More about this here.
Erin also won the Virginia Society of Ornithology's J.J. Murray
Research Award. The award is designed to promote graduate and
undergraduate research, and the research must consist of current or projected
field studies on Virginia birds.Proposals will be judged for their scientific merit and the likelihood
that the work will make a meaningful contribution to our understanding of
Erin Heller has been awarded a Champion of
Diversity award by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
Since originally posted Erin has recieved yet another couple of awards:
Erin was awarded a 2014 Old Dominion University Alumni
Association Outstanding Scholar Fellowship.
Erin was awarded the Best Student
Oral Presentation by a graduate student at the annual meeting of the Virginia
Academy of Science for her paper entitled “The effects of urbanization on the
relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens.”