Emmanuel Fordjour was a sophomore when he asked biology Assistant Professor Julian Hurdle if he could help research ways to fight Clostridium difficile, a dangerous, hospital-acquired disease. Just two years later, Fordjour’s work with Dr. Hurdle has put him in an elite class. The double major in biology and microbiology was named a winner of the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2014 Posters on the Hill competition. He is one of 60 undergraduate scholars selected from 600 applicants across the nation. Fordjour also received one of 15 United Negro College Fund Merck Science Research Fellowship Awards for 2014.