Honors and Awards

• M. Nia Madison, a microbiologist and UNCF/Merck Postdoctoral Fellow at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, was one of five women scientists to receive a L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science. She receives a $60,000 grant to continue her research on HIV.

• James Hill, senior vice president and special assistant to the president of the University of Texas at Austin, has been chosen to receive the Marks of Excellence Award from the central Texas chapter of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators.

Dr. Hill is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.