We would like to congratulate Alima Ahmed for winning the Biomedical Sciences Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding achievement of high school students in biomedical sciences research. While Alima is a student volunteer in the Boles Lab at the Neural Stem Cell Institute, she is also a junior at Shaker High School, Latham, NY. The award includes a scholarship valued at $20,000 given by the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She won the award in March 2018 at the Greater Capital Region Science and Engineering Fair held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Most importantly, the yearly event brings together high school students from across the Capital Region and provides an opportunity for students to showcase their STEM-based research. Her hard work and dedication make her a worthy recipient of this award. We look forward to her future accomplishments.