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Penn Postdocs in the News: Christine Vazquez, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow awarded Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) 2021 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program Award

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Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow Christine Vazquez receives the 2021 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), May 27, 2021
Christine Vazquez, Ph.D., a distinguished Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, has been named among the esteemed recipients of the 2021 Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program by the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). With her groundbreaking research and unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion in academia, Dr. Vazquez stands as a beacon of excellence in her field. Her work not only exemplifies academic rigor but also embodies a profound dedication to amplifying underrepresented voices in the sciences. As a recipient of this esteemed award, Dr. Vazquez aims to further her pioneering research while fostering a more inclusive environment within the scientific community. This recognition not only underscores her individual achievements but also highlights the University of Pennsylvania’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and equity in research and education.

Dr. Vazquez is a Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow in the Perelman School of Medicine working in the lab of Kellie Ann Jurado, Ph.D., Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology.

The Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.