Each year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recognizes an outstanding graduate student who demonstrates excellence in biochemistry through the steadfast support of the Herbert C. Cheung, PhD Award in Biochemistry. Dr. Dwayne Godwin, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Douglas Lyles, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry, are pleased to announce that Chris Mauney has been named the 2016-17 recipient of the Herbert C. Cheung, PhD Award in Biochemistry.
The Cheung Award was established by Daisy Cheung, M.D., an alumna of Wake Forest University Medical School, in honor of her husband Herbert C. Cheung, Ph.D., and his distinguished career in the field of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The award is given to a graduate student jointly selected by the Dean of the Graduate School and the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry upon the recommendation of the Graduate Program Committee.
Following the completion of his Ph.D. in May 2017, Chris plans to pursue a career in the translation of research and innovation into tangible health technologies. He states “I believe that science is the best vehicle for societal progress that we currently have, and I plan to utilize both my science and business training to advance and develop health technologies that meet existing health disparities”. His family (wife, Jessica – also a Wake Forest alumni – and two sons), would like to stay in Winston-Salem and contribute to the exciting growth of the city, the University, and the biomedical research industry.