Kinesiology researcher receives UGA's 1st Churchill Scholarship
Anita Qualls, a senior biology major who is also part of the research team in the department of kinesiology's Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction Laboratory, recently became the first student in UGA's history to receive a Churchill Scholarship.
The award funds American students as they pursue a one-year master's program in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge in England.
An Honors student majoring in biology with minors in Spanish and nutritional science and a certificate in personal and organizational leadership, Qualls plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in academic medicine after her year in England.
Quals was two weeks into her first year at UGA when she was introduced to research by Jarrod Call, an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology. He became her long-term mentor in regenerative medicine, and last year she completed an undergradaute thesis based on her work in his lab.