Outstanding Publication Award – 2019 American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group for Graduate and Postdoctoral Education across the Disciplines, The Postdoc Landscape, edited by Audrey Jaeger and Alessandra J. Dinin, Academic Press, 2018, Pages 15-48, ISBN 9780128131695 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813169-5.00002-1 – published Chapter 2 – A Review of Postdoc Reforms in the United States and the Case of the Fair Labor Standards Act Updates of 2016 (Bankston and McDowell), March 2019.
- Best Human Rights Books list – Spring 2018, as seen in the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) post The world’s best human rights books: Spring 2018 (Kong Tsung-gan, July 2, 2018), Science not Silence: Voices from the March for Science Movement, edited by Stephanie Fine Sasse and Lucky Tran, MIT Press – featured story on academic work-life balance (Bankston), March 2018.
Nomination, AWIS San Diego Chapter Leadership Service award, October 2018.
Staff spotlight, JSPG, March 2019.*
Member spotlight, AWIS San Diego Chapter, November 2018.
Trainee Spotlight, University of Louisville Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, March 2016.
Volunteer recognition on Twitter – National Postdoctoral Association, National Volunteer Week, April 2018, as well as in the article ‘The NPA Celebrates National Volunteer Week‘ published in the NPA POSTDOCket, April 2018, volume 4, issue 16 (published on April 23, 2018) (as part of the NPA Meetings committee).
Recipient, ‘Smart Woman Doing Cool Stuff in STEM’ recognition, Association for Women in Science, November 2016.
COMPASS Travel Award, American Society for Cell Biology, December 2016.
“Advocating for Science” Travel Scholarship, Future of Research, September 2016.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Travel Award, January 2015.
Professional Development Support (PDS) Funds from Laney Graduate School, Emory University (2012).
- Participant, AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, Emory University (2008-2009).
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS) Travel Award, Emory University (2007).
- Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grant, Emory University (2007).
Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (BCDB) Travel Award, Emory University (2007).
*Given to all staff members in recognition of their efforts and in order to expand outreach