Christian Agosto-Burgos, a graduate research assistant from the department of pathology and laboratory medicine, working in the lab of Ronald Falk, MD, at the UNC Kidney Center, has received the 2020 Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service, The award, one of the Chancellor’s Awards at Carolina, recognizes a graduate or professional student with outstanding character, scholarship, leadership, and service to the University. Dr. Boka Hadzija, professor in the School of Pharmacy, established this award in 2000 in honor of her students. One student per year receives this award.
The graduate school will recognize Christian with a cash award and plaque at the annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration. He will also be recognized at the annual Chancellors Awards Ceremony. Agosto-Burgos earned the award in part for his work, especially with the Office of Graduate Education, to increase diversity at UNC, and in STEM in general.