Samantha Hall wins award for Leadership in Diversity at the 2023 Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium

Samantha Hall Leadership in Diversity Award


BME PhD graduate student Samantha Hall received the Leadership in Diversity Award at the 2023 Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium that was held in Philadelphia PA this past December. Samantha is an Accelerated-Bachelors-to-Masters student,  was chosen by the Helen Hardin Honors College to receive the 2023 Director's Award for Scholarship and  was awarded a 2023 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship!

Samantha presented her work "Evaluating the immunomodulary effects of raspberry ketone in vitro for guided bone regeneration' at the 2023 Immune Modulation and Engineering Symposium in Philadelphia Pa. Conference, which hosts many of the national & international experts in examining ways that the immune system impacts success of biomaterial and tissue engineered/regenerative medicine devices and how to manipulate or engineer immune responses to address healing, tissue regeneration and cure cancer.

In addition to sharing her important work in identifying the immunomodulary properties of raspberry ketone and how it may be able to impact healing in dental guided bone regeneration therapies, she received the student award for Leadership in Diversity. She was selected based on an essay she submitted on her contributions to diversity in the field. Essays were judged by a student committee of the conference and final decision made by the conference organizing committee. The award recognizes Samatha's work in co-founding the Alliance for Women Engineering of Color at UofM, and in mentoring local high school students of predominantly underrepresented backgrounds.