BME Graduate Student Jicheng Yu has been selected as a recipient of the inaugural Horizon Award given by the UNC Graduate School. The award recognizes outstanding graduate student research that holds extremely high potential for making a significant contribution to the educational, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being of North Carolina citizens and beyond. Jicheng, mentored by Biomedical Engineering faculty Dr. Zhen Gu, worked on the ‘Smart’ Insulin Patch for diabetes management. The Horizon/Impact Awards Selection Committee, comprised of faculty from across the UNC campus, chose Jicheng’s project due to its exceptional quality and impact.

Jicheng Yu, recipient of inaugural Horizon Award

Jicheng will be honored at the Graduate Student Recognition Celebration in April 2017, where he will have the opportunity to present his work to the campus community and visiting state legislators. He will also receive a plaque commemorating the remarkable achievement. Many congratulations, Jicheng, and continue the great work!