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Justin Black was named as a Graduate School Leadership Development Scholar by the UNC Graduate School. The awards, which began in 1999, recognizes students who receive prestigious fellowships and awards. These honorees are making a significant contribution to the mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a wide variety of fields of study.
The Graduate School Professional Development program has named its first Leadership Development Scholars, and the student recipients will develop specific projects that contribute to the professional development of their peers. The goal of the leadership program is to provide graduate and professional students with experiences that will help build their leadership skill. Complete List of Award News: http://gradschool.unc.edu/events/recognition/
Justin is a graduate student training in the lab of Leslie Parise, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He was awarded this honor for his proposal to implement the Program for Industry Exploration (PIE) consisting of workshops and on-site visits to companies in the Triangle where students can learn more about alternative career paths in the biosciences. Learn more about the past PIE events here: