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Graduate student Jacqueline Wallat wins Baxter Young Investigator Award

Jaqueline Wallat, a graduate student in macromolecular science and engineering, is one of six graduate students and postdoctoral fellows being honored with a first-tier Baxter Young Investigator Award.

“The Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that help resolve critical medical needs,” according to the health care product company.

To select the award winners, Baxter evaluates candidates based on several criteria measures, including the quality of the research itself and whether the candidates were primarily responsible for their own research that aligns with acute and critical care medical technology.

Wallat won the award for her project, “A Clickable-Fluorous Nanoparticle Platform for Imaging Tumors.”

The first-tier award winners receive a $2,000 prize and can present their projects and be recognized at an award ceremony at Baxter’s Round Lake, Illinois, research and development facility on Oct. 6.