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Public Health Major Named Syracuse University Scholar

Kiersten Edwards, a public health major in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and neuroscience major in A&S is one of 12 Syracuse University Scholars.
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Kirsten Edwards, public health major, plans on being a Research Assistant with Dr. Adrienne Martinez‐Hollingsworth at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA., with future plans of pursuing her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Twelve seniors have been named as the 2023 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows. One of them is Falk College’s Kiersten Edwards. Kiersten will be graduating this year with a B.S. in public health and neuroscience with a concentration in addiction prevention. During her time at Syracuse University Kiersten has been active in several SOURCE funded research projects.

The Syracuse University Scholars Selection Committee, a Universitywide faculty committee, selected the 2023 scholars using criteria that included coursework and academic achievement, independent research and creative work, evidence of intellectual growth or innovation in their disciplinary field, a personal statement and faculty letters of recommendation.

“Syracuse University Scholars take advantage of all the educational, experiential and personal growth opportunities Syracuse has to offer and make the most of their time as students,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Gretchen Ritter. “We are proud to recognize their achievements and grateful for their contributions to the University.”

Learn more about this years Syracuse University Scholars.