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 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!
The 2008 Gateways to the Laboratory summer students got some hands-on experience in clinical skills during a Clinical Skills Workshop which was led by Justin Paul, a current MD-PhD student and Big Sib.