Navigation Links
Outstanding high school students receive AGA Research Foundation Fellowship Awards
Date:6/9/2011

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Research Foundation has announced the 2011 Student Research Fellowship Award recipients. Funded by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the awards are intended to stimulate interest in research careers in digestive diseases.

"At a time of unparalleled scientific and clinical opportunity, these gifted students are critical for the future of gastroenterology research, and essential to the development of new treatments and cures for digestive diseases," said Nicholas F. LaRusso, MD, AGAF, chair of the AGA Research Foundation. "Recognizing and awarding these outstanding high school students advances our vision to be the pre-eminent foundation that supports young researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology."

Ten awards of $2,500 each were given to support high school students interested in performing digestive disease or nutrition research for a minimum of 10 weeks. The 2011 grant recipients are:

  • Mary Brown, Five Knolls Academy, Waxhaw, NC
  • Sanders Chang, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA
  • Marissa Cominelli, Hawken School, Shaker Heights, OH
  • Christopher Griffiths, Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • David Liu, Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL
  • Akanksha Mishra, Mount Notre Dame High School, Cincinnati, OH
  • Kei Nakagawa, Lower Merion High School, Wynnewood, PA
  • Christopher Owyang, Green Hills School, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Benjamin Toll, Hendrick Hudson High School, Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Angela Wiley, Rudolf Steiner High School, Ann Arbor, MI

The Student Research Fellowship Awards program was created by the AGA more than a decade ago to stimulate interest in gastroenterological research careers in high school, college and medical school students. To date, the program has identified nearly 191 high school, undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the program. Selected through a rigorous national application process, the students have participated in research at such distinguished institutions as the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and others.

Participants in the program have subsequently been admitted as undergraduates at prestigious universities nationwide, including the University of Southern California, Notre Dame University, Harvard University, University of Virginia, Rice University and others. Virtually all have indicated an intention to continue their studies in medically related fields.


'/>"/>

Contact: Stacey Hinton
shinton@gastro.org
301-222-4005
American Gastroenterological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Diane von Furstenberg Establishes The DVF Awards to Recognize Outstanding Women Leaders
2. Aegis of Bellevue Opens With Outstanding Attendance
3. Jefferson surgeon receives outstanding performance award from American College Of Surgeons
4. HealthSouth Corporation Recognized for Outstanding Business Achievements
5. Outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation
6. Outstanding young gastroenterologists receive AGA Foundation 2010 Research Scholars Award
7. iCMG Architecture Awards for Truly Outstanding Enterprise and IT Excellence
8. ESM Technology Wins IBM Beacon Award for Outstanding Service Management Solution
9. Lord Brain Memorial Lecture is launched in recognizing outstanding contribution to neuroscience
10. New impact factor of European Urology underlines journals outstanding position
11. Outstanding high school students receive AGA Foundation 2010 Student Research Fellowship Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Qualitative research, which is ... a deeper understanding of the program, policy or intervention being studied. Both quantitative ... important questions. , In a new brief released today, Reading Qualitative Educational Policy ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... Annual Technology & Business Conference. The conference opened on Tuesday with Frank Luntz, ... discussion on NCPDP’s PDMP Solution provided a deep dive on NCPDP’s model solution ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... MA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... help fund Dr. Todd Rider's research and development of DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics. ... In the campaign that starts on May 3, 2016 at http://igg.me/at/EndTheVirus ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... (WOCN) Society™ and Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) will be utilizing ... and planning tools to attendees and exhibitors for the 2016 WOCN Society & ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... May kicked off with Melanoma Monday , a multi-agency effort to raise ... encouraging her patients, as well as residents all around Dallas, Cleburne, Irving, and Plano, ... in the future. , The dermatology-specific awareness month ends with “Don’t Fry Day,” established ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Research ... "Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... Stroke pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke epidemiology, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... DUBLIN , May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the  "Global Actinic Keratosis ...  report to their offering.       ... Actinic Keratosis Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ... pipeline products, Actinic Keratosis epidemiology, Actinic Keratosis ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... 154 pages, profiling 09 key companies and supported ... professional and in-depth study on the current state ... overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications ... analysis is provided for the international market including ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: