Doctoral student Melanie Boeyer recently received the Gamma Alpha Gamma Dissertation Year Fellowship award. This prestigious award is intended to help defray dissertation research expenses in the same academic year a student defends their dissertation.
Boeyer is in the last year of her dissertation work and plans to graduate this Spring with a doctoral degree in Pathobiology. With guidance from her advisor (Dana Duren, PhD, Director of Orthopaedic Research), Boeyer’s research is helping to identify predictable changes in the way a child’s skeleton develops—work that will help pediatric clinicians develop informed, individualized treatment plans.
Gamma Alpha Gamma was a graduate/professional fraternity with an active chapter on the MU campus for many years. When the fraternity house was sold, influential alumni of the fraternity dedicated proceeds to support graduate education.