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Gateways alumnus Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D., has been recently awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award for his project Antibody Therapeutics for Human Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Prevention of Late Neurological Syndromes.
Two alumni of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program were awarded the 2018 Scholar Awards from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Aaron Goldberg, MD, PhD (class of 2011) and Carlos Villa, MD, PhD (class of 2012) each received one of the most prestigious awards the ASH offers, valued at $100,000 each.Read more information on the award.
Sixth year MD-PhD student Alex Perez has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work on using computational techniques to better understand cancer. He completed his PhD in Dr. christina Leslie and Andrea Ventura's labs at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Dr. Olaf Andersen was honored in July with the Bert I.
Dr. Carl Nathan, the incoming dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, has won a 2017 Heritage Healthcare Innovation Award.
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected 80 new members, two of whom are Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program affiliated faculty members. The NAM website states, "Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service."
Gateways alumna Adewola Osunsade '13 is presently working on a Tri-Institutional PhD in Chemical Biology and has received NSF funding. She received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of the District of Columbia in 2016.
On August 9, the 15 students of the 2016 Gateways to the Laboratory program gave oral and poster presentations, in which students gave talks on the culmination of their summer research. Stephen H. Lockhart, MD, PhD (Tri-I Class of 1985) gave the keynote address. Family members, friends, mentors, and faculty were all invited to attend.
Gateways alumna Talia Guardia '12 is currently an MD-PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She graduated from Barry University in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in biology.
Gateways alumna Jennifer Chia (nee Young) '06 has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. On July 13, 2016, Jennifer gave a lecture and defense of her dissertation, Dendritic Cell and Stromal Cell Interactions in Skin Fibrosis, in front of an examining committee. She is scheduled to graduate form the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program in 2018. Congratulations, Jennifer!