Dr. Garcia-Cazarin is an alumni of the department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. She received her PhD in Pharmacology in 2006. Her Mentor was Dr. Michael Piascik. The Ruth L. Kirschstein Mentoring Award is one of the NIH Director’s awards. This is a special honor, since very few of the Kirschstein awards are given each year. Congratulations Dr. Garcia-Cazarin!