Graduate Programs

Burke Award

The Burke Award was established to honor the memory of Dr. Jack Denning Burke, Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Anatomy from 1964 to 1978, a truly great teacher and scientist, and author of a textbook in the field of cell biology. The Burke Award is made to a graduate student who has shown excellence in cell biology research.

The awardee is given an award letter and check, and has his/her name inscribed on the plaque displayed in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

Recipients of the Burke Award

  • 2009-10: Crystal Lantz
  • 2008-09: Nicholas Pullen
  • 2007-08: Larra Yuelling
  • 2005-06: Jessica McCready
  • 2001-02: Michael A. Fox
  • 2000-01: Robert M. Prins
  • 1999-00: Aubri Charboneau
  • 1998-99: Carlos Hubbard
  • 1997-98: Karun Sharma
  • 1996-97: Desiree Lanzino
  • 1995-96: Monika K. Novitzki
  • 1994-95: Jonathan P. Gordon
  • 1993-94: Jeffrey L. Dupree
  • 1992-93: H. Davis Massey
  • 1991-92: Matthew C. Schaeffer
  • 1991-92: Patrick DeDeyne
  • 1990-91: Zoher Kapasi
  • 1990-91: Jyotsna Jahagirdar
  • 1989-90: Catherine Bomberger
  • 1989-90: Rebecca Watts
  • 1988-89: Daniel W. McVicar
  • 1987-88: James Popp
  • 1986-87: Angus J. Grant
  • 1986-87: John P. Smith
  • 1985-86: George Mulheron
  • 1984-85: Jeffrey Taubenberger
  • 1983-84: Marie H. Kosco
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center
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