The Alicia Showalter Reynolds Research Award was established in 1997 in memory of Alicia Showalter Reynolds, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Phamacology and Molecular Science. She was a fourth-year doctoral student with Dr. Mette Stand in 1996 when she was abducted and murdered. Despite widespread news coverage, no suspect has been apprehended or charged. This award is funded through the Dean’s Office of the School of Medicine, and honors outstanding Ph.D. students.