Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

MSTP : Recent Awards

The UMMSM MSTP wishes to congratulate the following students for awards received in the past year, including travel, poster presentation, and other accolades:

Michelle Caunca (GR2):
Awardee, Medical Student Scholarship to American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA (April 2016)
 
Rhea Choi (GR2):
Winner, Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Development Award (November 2016)
Derek Essegian (GR2):
Winner, Travel Award to the Cambridge Health Institute Discovery on Target Conference in Boston, MA (September 2017)
 
Jeffrey Lowell (GR2):
Winner, Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Development Award (November 2016)
Afoma Umeano (GR3):
Winner, Travel Award to attend SACNAS, National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (October 2017)
 
Michael Durante (GR4):
UM Center for Computational Science Fellow
 
Stephanie Lee (GR4):
Winner, The Women in Neurotrauma Award of Excellence at the National Neurotrauma Symposium in Snowbird, Utah (July 2017)
 
Kevin Toomer (GR4):
Winner, Diversity Travel Award to the 32nd annual MD/PhD National Student Conference in Keystone, CO (July 2017)
Matthew Field (MS4):
Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation (2016)
First Place, Best Research Award, Medical Faculty Association (2016)
 
Matthew Phillips (MS4):
Winner, Best Talk at the Annual MD-PhD Student Research Symposium (April 2017)
Winner, 3-Minute Thesis Competition at University of Miami (April 2017)
Winner, 3-Minute Science Talk at NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST (December 2016)
Served as 2016-2017 University of Miami Graduate Student Association President (First from UMMSM, first from PIBS/biomed program, and first MD-PhD student to do so!)
Holly Stradecki (MS3):
Winner, 2017-2018 P.E.O. Scholar Award (May 2017)
Winner, Medical Faculty Travel Award (April 2017)
Winner, Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Research Award (November 2016)
 
Enmanuel Perez (MS4):
Winner, Best Program Cover Photo at the Annual MD-PhD Student Research Symposium (April 2017)
 
Ryan McCormack (MS4):
American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant Research Program Recipient (2017)
Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation (2016).
Winner, Best Oral Presentation at the M.D./Ph.D. Student Research Symposium (April 2016)
Winner, Medical Faculty Association Best Graduate Student Research Award (2016)
Nima Sharifai (Graduated, 2017):
Winner, Best Poster at the Annual MD-PhD Student Research Symposium (April 2017)