MD/PhD Candidate Honors & Awards
MD/PhD candidates at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences are recognized as accomplished scholars by a number of fellowships and awards. We’re proud to announce our recognized scholars.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships
Our MD/PhD students have received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship for Students at Institutions with NIH–Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (F30) and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31).
The following current students are the most recent recipients:
- Raymond Barry: F30, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2019–21
- David Collins: F30, National Institute of Mental Health, 2019–21
- Alice Fok: F30, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2016–20
- Erin Glennon: F30, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2018–21
- Katherine Hockemeyer: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2019–22
- Kevin Kleffman: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2018–21
- Emma Kurz: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2019–22
- Muhaned Mohamed: F30, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2020–24
- Mary Rossillo: F30, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2019–22
- Vladislav Sviderskiy: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2018–21
- Casey Vieni: F30, National Institutes of Health, 2020–24
- Warren Wu: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2020–23
- Frank Yeung: F30, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, 2019–22
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society Inductees
MD/PhD students David Cantor and Victoria Fang were welcomed into the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society at an induction ceremony in March 2019. Members are elected based not only on high academic standing but also on their leadership among their peers, sense of ethics and professionalism, commitment to service in the community, and dedication to the art of healing.
2019 Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholars
The Vilcek Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship created with a gift from Jan Vilcek, MD, PhD, and Marica Vilcek. This scholarship supports selected students with a stipend, fringe benefits, and fees for two years while in the graduate school portion of training. This is an honor to be recognized throughout the recipients’ career.
Anya Krok and Srinjoy Sil have been selected as the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholars for 2019. The scholars for 2018 were Dhaval Dixit and Warren Wu.
2019 Inaugural NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award
The NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Awards recognize individuals for their outstanding PhD dissertations at NYU. Andrew Hamilton, president of NYU, presented the inaugural awards to four recipients chosen across the following categories: social sciences, humanities, arts, science and technology, and allied health and social services. Kalman (Vigi) Katlowitz, PhD, from Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, won the award in the science and technology category.
2019 NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences
NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) has chosen MD/PhD student Kalman (Vigi) Katlowitz, PhD, to receive the 2019 GSAS Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences. This award honors excellence in the preparation and completion of his PhD dissertation.