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Morgan Grad Students Named 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars

by Morgan State U
May 11, 2022

Each Awarded $1,000 in Scholarships to Attend Nation’s Largest and Oldest Gathering of Highway Professionals


Two Morgan State University students were recently named 2022 Traffic Safety Scholars (TSS), paving the way for their attendance at the annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities held in Chicago. Graduate students Md Muhib Kabir and Nashid Khadem were each selected from a competitive pool of applicants to represent Morgan and participate in the 40th anniversary of the Lifesavers Conference alongside a selection of more than 40 students from the U.S. and abroad. As TSS award recipients, each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Pursuing graduate degrees in Transportation and Infrastructure Studies, Kabir and Khadem, work with Dr. Mansoureh Jeihani and Dr. Celeste Chavis on various research projects funded by state and federal agencies through the Urban Mobility & Equity Center of National Transportation Center. Most recently, the two future transportation professionals had the opportunity to present their research before Secretary Pete Buttigieg and officials from the Department of Transportation during a special visit to Morgan.

Morgan Grad Students Named 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety ScholarsKabir and Khadem are no stranger to the nation’s largest and oldest gathering of highway safety professionals as this is the second time both have received a scholarship to attend. Conference attendees are exposed to the latest research, evidence-based strategies, proven countermeasures and promising new approaches for eliminating traffic deaths and reducing serious injuries. In addition, over the four-day period, students learned about career opportunities from a panel of young traffic safety professionals working in the public and private sectors, attended a special reception in their honor, participated in workshops, observed presentations from some of the nation’s leading highway safety professionals and advocates, and explored new technologies and programs in the exhibit hall.

For the past seven years, the TSS program has showcased the diversity of opportunities in the traffic safety profession and encourages students, regardless of their field of study, to pursue a career in a dynamic field that draws from a variety of educational disciplines.

Congrats to Md Muhib Kabir and Nashid Khadem for their success and helping to elevate Morgan’s prominence in the field of transportation!