Celebration of Scholarships
Rita Colwell Graduate Research Award Endowment

Scholarship History

Rita Colwell, Ph.D. established the Rita Colwell Graduate Research Award Endowment in July 2017 to support a graduate award for research in microbial ecology and genomics of infectious diseases, including water-borne diseases. Rita Colwell is a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests focus on global infectious diseases, water and health, as well as developing an international network to address climate changes, infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for the developed and developing world.

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