Project 2 Trainee Anthony Su receives the Eugene Feingold Excellence in Diversity Award

May 11, 2020 | PROTECT Team

On Wednesday, April 22nd it was announced that Project 2 Trainee Anthony Su was awarded the Eugene Feingold Excellence in Diversity Student Award for his commitment to expanding diversity and inclusion at the University of Michigan. Anthony is a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences within the UMICH School of Public health and currently works under the mentorship of Rita Loch-Caruso. Upon receiving the award, Anthony noted the following: “I am very honored to receive the award and be given the opportunity to execute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. From brainstorming, event planning, and continuous learning, DEI work has certainly been uniquely rewarding and dynamic. I look to the future with optimism that DEI initiatives will continue to build cultures into those that many will be proud of and foster many connections previously unimaginable.”

Anthony is a leader amongst his peers and has been serving as a Graduate Student Representative for the Michigan Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, in UMICH School of Public Health Department of Environmental Health Sciences, and in the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committees since 2018. In these representative roles, Anthony can contribute to many of these organizations’ events, providing him invaluable leadership and coordinating experience.

His nominators noted Anthony’s “passion for and tireless dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which are admirable and genuinely astounding,” and that he has been instrumental in creating a more diverse space within Environmental Health Sciences.

Anthony successfully defended his dissertation this May will graduate this year with his PhD in Toxicology. In the future, Anthony hopes to become a tenured-track, board-certified toxicology professor and will continue in his efforts to champion diversity during his career.