The Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is awarded to the top 10 percent of honors theses completed in a given year, written in the social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. The medalists each received an engraved bronze medal, citation and a monetary award.
Please join Human Biology in congratulating our Firestone Medal winners for their excellent research work as undergraduates.
Kristin McIntire, “A Meta-Analysis of Survival Trends in Glioblastoma Patients Treated With Temozolomide/Radiation Therapy From 2005-2017: Evidence for the Benefit of Additional Study Agents,” Human Biology, advised by Albert Wong (Neurosurgery) and Paul Fisher (Pediatric Neuro-Oncology).
Joriene Mercado, “Know History, Know Self, Know Mental Health: Using a Decolonization Framework to Educate Filipino-American High School Students About Mental Health,” Education, advised by Teresa LaFramboise (Graduate School of Education).
Madeleine Weiss, “Being With,” Stanford Arts Institute, advised by Lisa Medoff (School of Medicine), Alex Ketley (Theater & Performance Studies) and Peggy Phelan (Stanford Arts Institute, English and Theater & Performance Studies).
Amy Xu, “The Role of USP16 Modulation and Wnt Signaling Upregulation in the Alleviation of Motor Deficits Associated with Down Syndrome,” Human Biology, advised by Craig Heller (Biology) and Dennis Grahn (Biology).
Kristin and Amy completed their theses in the Human Biology Honors program. Joriene completed his honors thesis in the School of Education.