2019 Outstanding BMG Student Award to Olivia Sabik

March 6, 2019 by School of Medicine Webmaster

Congratulations to Olivia Sabik who has been awarded the Outstanding BMG Graduate Student Award for 2019. With this award, we will advance her nomination to competition for the Peach and Hungerford awards which will be announced at the annual GBS symposium.

Oliva Sabik came to us in 2014 and after 3 rotations joined the laboratory of Dr. Charles Farber for her dissertation work.  She has been exploring genetic relationships with respect to osteoporosis and particularly osteoblast activity with the expectation of defending a dissertation this summer.  Currently she has 2 first author papers as well as a first author pre-print and another manuscript in preparation.   Oliva is a member of the UVa Raven society and recipient of a Raven scholarship as well as the Robert R. Wagner fellowship.  In 2017, she received a Young Investigator Award for PhD Training from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.  Apart from research Oliva has an active teaching portfolio including multiple years as a Teaching Assistant for Computational and Comparative Genomics at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.  Oliva has served multiple venues as a student representative and participates in community activities such as the Charlottesville Ultimate Disc Organization.