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Dr. Cecilia McIntosh receives YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women award

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh

 JOHNSON CITY (April 3) — Dr. Cecilia McIntosh, dean of East Tennessee State University’s School of Graduate Studies and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has received a YWCA 2015 Tribute to Women award.

Presented by the Bristol YWCA, the annual awards recognize the outstanding achievements of women throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. An independent panel of judges honored 12 award winners whose work enriches the region’s arts, education business and community service efforts.

In addition to her duties as dean, McIntosh is an active researcher, studying the biosynthesis of enzymes. She examines certain enzymes found in grapefruit and can often be found in a greenhouse on campus, among a group of grapefruit trees. She has garnered over $1.6 million in research grants since her arrival at ETSU in 1993.

McIntosh also mentors biology undergraduate and graduate students, assisting them as they learn to conduct research, and she has developed programs to allow online students to feel more included in the campus community.

For more information, contact McIntosh at 423-439-6147 or .

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