Enav Zusman, an incoming PhD student in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program, was announced as 1 of 7 awardees of the Killam Doctoral Scholarships. These awards are recognized as the most prestigious graduate awards available at UBC, and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral and UBC Affiliated Fellowship competitions.
Enav completed a BSc in Medical and Life’s Sciences at Tel-Aviv University, before coming to UBC, where she has earned an MSc in Experimental Medicine, and is completing the PharmD (Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy) program.
Starting in May, Enav will join the RDS program under the supervision of Dr. Tim Oberlander. She plans to investigate how prenatal antidepressant exposure and maternal mood disturbances affect stress regulation and mood disturbances in childhood and adolescence.
The UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. It was Mrs. Killam’s desire that those selected to receive scholarships: “Be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person… Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character.”