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Chemical Engineering Student Awarded ISPE Scholarship

April 05, 2022

Madeline Halpin, a senior studying chemical engineering, received one of ISPE's first two scholarships for students interested in pharmaceuticals or health sciences.

[From the ISPE Great Lakes Chapter Winter 2022 Newsletter] 

Early in her college career, Madeline knew she wanted to work in the pharmaceutical industry but did not know yet in what capacity. Her interest in pharmaceutical sciences stems from seeing friends and family members affected by numerous cancers. Through researching therapeutics for cancer, she hopes she can improve a person's quality of life when undergoing cancer treatment. During her junior year, she had her first undergraduate research experience in Dr. Thomas Dziubla's lab. This opportunity led her to determine she wanted to continue conducting research and obtain her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences.

While also working in Dr. Dziubla's lab, Madeline also conducted research under Dr. Anastasia Hauser, focusing on pharmaceutical drug delivery applications. Her undergraduate research career will conclude in May, when she will graduate with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Madeline joined ISPE two years ago as a student when her chapter hosted their welcome event at the start of the school year. She joined with hopes of learning how she could use chemical engineering knowledge in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and gain insight from professionals in industry and network with experts in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. She spends time on the ISPE website to see different research projects being presented at conferences to keep up to date with the industry. Her time in ISPE and passion for pharmaceutical sciences led to her being a recipient of a scholarship presented by ISPE.

Madeline is from northern Kentucky and lived there with her family before moving to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky. She was accepted to the Ohio State University to obtain a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and currently plans to continue her studies there in the fall. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends at Kentucky sporting events, specifically football and men's basketball. She also is an avid reader, liking to read in her free time as a break from classes, and loves going to concerts.