Student News, Awards, and Grants
2013 CCVR Day Research Award Recipients
E. Douglas Lewandowski, Ph.D., Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research Professor, Depts. of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine, is pleased to announce the CCVR research awards for poster presentations and the 2013 Young Investigator Award, as determined by the CCVR faculty and the 2013 Herman P. Gunnar Lecturer, Gordon Tomaselli, M.D., Director, Division of Cardiology and Michel Mirowski MD Professor Cardiology and Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
RESEARCH POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS ($100 award):
Medical Student Poster: Anthony Lucero,
Pak1 down-regulation contributes to atrial fibrillation induced remodeling
CCVR YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD:
The 2013 CCVR Young Investigator Award Recipient, which includes a $250 award, goes to
Lipid dynamics in decompensated hearts are influenced by chain composition of major dietary fats and linked to nuclear signaling through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha
Congratulations to third year medical student Joshua E. Mendoza-Elias, who was awarded a 2013 ASTS Presidential Student Mentor Grant from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Read more about the ASTS grant win here, and about Mendoza-Elias' previous ADA grant (2012) here.
Grove Award Selection
On behalf of the Grove Award Selection Committee, Dr. Fred Zar would like to announce that the winner is M4 student Stephanie Gallitano! She was chosen as the outstanding graduating senior who best exemplified the qualities of Dr. Grove: a combination of intelligence and skills with excellence in academic achievement, high level involvement in medical school affairs, commitment to the medical community, altruistic pursuits, and leadership qualities. Please congratulate Stephanie when you see her!
Gold Humanism Honor Society
As Chairman of the selection committee it is my pleasure to congratulate the following students on their acceptance into the Gold Humanism Honor Society:
Neha T. Agnihotri, Brian Bamberger, Emily Barrett, John Byun, Ruben Cardoso, Susan Cheng, Sanjay Dharmapuri, Mary-Kate Duncan, Veronica R. Johnson, Sonny Patel, Paige Penrod, Anisa Rahman, Luis L. Rivera, Lizbeth Rodriguez, Anand Sandesara, Sabrina Uddin, Vyas Viswanathan, Garth Walker, Lisa Zhang
As always, all of the nominees were excellent, and we anticipate that they will continue to demonstrate the dedication, caring, sacrifice, and humanistic qualities they've shown so far in their medical career. Please congratulate them when you see them!
Sean M. Blitzstein, M.D.
Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry University of Illinois at Chicago
2013-2014 Chicago Medical Student Council Executive Board President: Erin Perkey, rising M4
Vice-President: Tiffani Berkel, "rising PhD student"
Treasurer: Dev Patel, rising M2
UMSC Rep: Hari Iyer, rising M3
Alumni Rep: Meagan Appleman, rising M3
Secretary: Tara Kennedy, rising M3 student
HPSC Rep: Larissa Jones, rising M3
University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha
It is a pleasure to announce that the following members of the Class of 2013 from Chicago have been selected for membership in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha was founded in 1902 by William Webster Root and five other medical students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which eleven years later became the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois.
To learn more about AΩA, visit the national website at:
http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/, or the college chapter’s website at:
Congratulations to all! The College of Medicine is proud of our new Senior AOA members as well as the Junior AOA members who are shown below who were inducted last spring.
Junior AOA - Class of 2014
It is a pleasure to announce that the following members of the Class of 2014 from Chicago have been selected for membership in the University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha was founded in 1902 by William Webster Root and five other medical students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, which eleven years later became the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois.
Congratulations to all! The College of Medicine is proud of our new Junior AOA members!
Michael Blasco, Abdulrahman Dia, Adam Gluskin, David Heimberg,
Jennifer MacDonald, Ahmad Parvinian, Elizabeth Shay, Noor Tazudeen, Sergey Turin
International Scholarship Awards:
Congratulations to Ryan Stegink and Thomas Caradonna, recipients of the Dr. K.M. Tan Travel Fellowship!
And congratulations to Julie Tsay on receiving the Dr. Bertram A. Richardson Scholarship.