LUEREC Honors 07.18.19
Baylie Hochstedler, MS:
  • ISM Scholarship: Illinois Society For Microbiology 2018.
Petar Bajic, MD, Urology Resident, 2017-2018:
  • 1st Place (Basic Science), 2018 Chicago Urological Society Charles B. Huggins Resident Essay Contest-"The male urinary microbiome and its relationship to symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia."
Tanaka Dune, MD:
  • Best Paper by a Resident or Fellow: "Specific urinary tract infection symptoms in women relate to urinary organisms." Presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urology and Gynecology Society, Seattle, WA. October 13-17, 2015.
Evann Hilt, PhD, MS:
  • Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship in Leadership and Service, 2018.
  • Loyola University Chicago Master's Thesis of the Year in the Bio-medical Studies and the Sciences 2015: "Characterization of the Female Urinary Microbiota and their Association with the Female Bladder Uroepithelium".
  • Finalist: Young Investigator's Award Competition: "Urine is Not Sterile: The Urinary Microbiota of Overactive Bladder Patients." Annual Meeting of Anaerobe Society of the Americas, Chicago, IL. June 2014.
  • Young Investigator Oral Presentation: "Urine is Not Sterile: The Urinary Microbiota of Overactive Bladder  Patients.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA. May 17-20, 2014.
  • Student Travel Grant Award: “Urine is Not Sterile: The Urinary Microbiota of Overactive Bladder Patients.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA. May 17-20, 2014.
Danielle Johansen, MS:
  • Student Travel Grant Award: “Measuring the Effects of Alcohol on the Genitourinary Microbiome” Poster presented at the ASM Microbe Meeting, New Orleans, LA. June 1-5, 2017.
Travis Price, PhD, MS:
  • 2017 Research Mentoring Program (RMP) Student Mentor. Summer 2017.
  • Student Travel Grant Award: “A Reinterpretation of UTI Diagnostic Thresholds in a Urogynecologic Population.” 
  • Poster presented at the ASM Microbe Meeting, New Orleans, LA. June 1-5, 2017.
Krystal Thomas-White, PhD:
  • Travel Award for the 1st Urobiome Meeting at the Center for Microbiome Innovation, UC San Diego, February 2019.
  • MIIM PhD Student, 2012-2017.
  • Loyola University Chicago PhD Dissertation of the Year in the Bio-medical Studies and the Sciences 2018: The Female Urogynecological Microbiome: Determining Niche Specificity
  • Best Poster: "Bladder and Vaginal Microbiomes have a Corresponding Shift Following Estrogen Treatment in Post-Menopausal Women". Presented at the 21st International Meeting on Microbial Genomes, Lake Arrowhead, CA.  September 2016.
  • Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship in Leadership and Service, 2016.
  • Best Clinical Paper: “Pre-Operative Urinary Microbiome Reveals Post-Operative UTI Risk.” Presented at the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urology and Gynecology Society, Seattle, WA. October 13-17, 2015.
  • Young Investigator Award: “Pre-Operative Urinary Microbiome Reveals Post-Operative UTI Risk.”  Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, Montreal, CA. October 6-9, 2015.
Alan Wolfe, PhD
  • 2016 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2016 Faculty Member of the Year  Loyola University Chicago
  • 2007 Graduate Faculty Member of the Year  Loyola University Chicago