Denisse Paredes, a fourth-year graduate student in the Neuroscience discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program has been chosen to receive the UT System Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
The UT System Jess Hay Chancellor’s Graduate Student Research Fellowship rotates between ten UT system institutions benefiting an academic and health science center every year. The Fellowship is a unique graduate fellowship opportunity established by former Regent Jess Hay, who died in 2015. Mr. Hay was an extraordinary advocate and visionary leader for the UT System, as this endowment evidences. The fellowship was designed to tie graduate education to timely and high-quality research benefiting the State of Texas.
Paredes will receive a $15,000 award to use to support her educational endeavors as a graduate student at UT Health San Antonio. She is interested in studying the underlying biological mechanisms of stress-related psychiatric disorders such as depression. Specifically, she wants to study potential interventions that could improve the effects of psychotherapy. Her mentor is Dr. David Morilak.