WFU students named 2024 NIH IRTA and Amgen Scholar

WFU Biology Announcements

Congratulations to Eric Wang and Hope Nitsche! They have been featured in the University’s Scholars Program spring roundup of nationally competitive award-winners.

portrait of Eric WangEric Wang (’24) was selected for the postbaccalaureate National Institutes of Health [NIH] Intramural Research Training Award [IRTA]. The NIH IRTA program is for recent college graduates considering graduate or professional school in healthcare and STEM fields. These are full-time research positions within one of the NIH campuses, including the main campus in Bethesda, MD. Eric will be conducting neurobiology research in the Jensen Lab at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

portrait of Hope Nitsche
Hope Nitsche, a junior biology major, was offered a Research Internship in Science and Engineering through the German Academic Exchange Service, which would have taken her overseas to complete a summer of research; she ultimately chose to remain in the United States as an Amgen Scholar at Columbia University. Amgen Scholars complete a funded research program at 14 select institutions (including Harvard, Caltech, Stanford and Yale) and participate in a research symposium. Hope is the fourth participant from Wake Forest in the program’s history and will be the first WFU Amgen Scholar at Columbia.


You may read more from author Kim McGrath at Wake Forest News.