Yasmeen Abouelhassan receives award from Association for Academic Women

Yasmeen Abouelhassan, a Ph.D. student in the department of medicinal chemistry, is the recipient of a special Emerging STEM Scholar Award being offered this year by UF’s Association for Academic Women, or AAW.

The selection committee that chose Abouelhassan was impressed with her ability “to articulate the importance and transformative potential of (her) dissertation work.”

Committee members felt her exceptional productivity through high quality publications and presentations elevated the transformative potential of her work and showcased her academic achievement.

This award was made possible by AAW president Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., an assistant professor in UF’s department of biomedical engineering, who promised to use a portion of her National Science Foundation Career Award to promote the career of a young woman in a STEM field.

“I am immensely grateful to everyone who supported my AAW NSF award application, and grateful to the AAW for encouraging young scholars to seek excellence in their research,” Abouelhassan said. “Receiving this award has deepened my commitment to continue my research work for discovering novel antibacterial agents and has reinforced my passion for science.”