Natasha Cornejo and John Jewett. Gilliam Fellowship.JPG

Natasha Cornejo and John Jewett

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland awarded a University of Arizona doctoral adviser-student pair a Gilliam Fellowship, designed to improve faculty mentoring skills, support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in science.

Natasha Cornejo, a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science, and her thesis adviser, associate professor John Jewett, are among 44 student-adviser pairs to earn the designation. Along with a $50,000 annual award for up to three years for each adviser-student pair, advisers will participate in a year of mentor training.