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WVU student awarded Gilman Scholarship to study neuroscience in Denmark

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Hana Ulman, a senior biomedical engineering major from Martinsburg, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad.

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A West Virginia University Honors College student who wants to pursue bridging the gap between the technical world and the healthcare sector has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study in Denmark. 

Hana Ulman, a senior biomedical engineering major from Martinsburg, plans to pursue a doctoral degree in collaboration with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Center to study the use of computer programming to create predictive models for disease manifestation and treatment. 

“Throughout my time at WVU, I have been given countless opportunities to expand my love for science and medicine at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources,” Ulman said.  “The ASPIRE staff helped me perfect my application for the Gilman Scholarship and provided the guidance and encouragement needed to believe in myself and, now, I have the opportunity of a lifetime to study in a top, internationally-ranked biomedical engineering program.” 

Ulman will continue her studies this fall at Aarhus University in Denmark, taking classes in neuroanatomy, neurotransmission and brain disease, statistical analysis of neuroimaging data and data science bioinformatics. 

“Travel can be a transformative experience and the Gilman Scholarship creates opportunities for students who may not have otherwise had an opportunity,” said Amy Cyphert, director of the ASPIRE Office. “Hana is a young scholar who will bring this experience back home to West Virginia with a goal of making this a better place.”

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship enables undergraduate students to gain skills that are critical to the country’s national security and economic prosperity while gaining an enriching cultural and career-building experience. Applicants for the Gilman Scholarship are certified by the Office of Global Affairs and Financial Aid

Students who are interested applying for this or other nationally competitive scholarships can email for an appointment.



Contact: Amy Cyphert
ASPIRE Director

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