MD/PhD Candidate Honors & Awards

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MD/PhD Candidate Honors & Awards

MD/PhD candidates at NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences are recognized as accomplished scholars by a number of public and private institutions and fellowships. We’re proud to announce our recognized scholars.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowships

Several of our MD/PhD students have received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowship for Students at Institutions with National Institutes of Health–Funded Institutional Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Programs (F30) and Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31).

The following current students are the most recent recipients:

  • David Cantor: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2016–18
  • Jessica Douthit: F31, National Eye Institute, 2016–18
  • Alice Fok: F30, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2017–20
  • Erin Glennon: F30, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2018–21
  • Kevin Kleffman: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2018–21
  • Ashira Lubkin: F30, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2016–19
  • Aleks Penev: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2017–18
  • Karishma Rahman: F30, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2016–19
  • Evan Rosenberg: F30, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2017–20
  • Julia Scarpa: F30, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2016–17
  • Vladislav Sviderskiy: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2018–20

Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society Inductees

MD/PhD students Samuel Cohen, John Dankert, Jordan Jastrab, and Mariela Mitre were recently welcomed into the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society at an induction ceremony. 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.

2018 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.

Dhaval Dixit and Warren Wu have been selected as the NYU School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholars for 2018. With this distinction, they join the Vilcek Scholars of NYU School of Medicine, a similar honor for MD students, and participate in a variety of educational programming organized by the Vilcek Foundation. The scholars for 2017 were Jeffrey Granat and Erin Glennon.

2016–17 NYU Dean’s Dissertation Award

NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science has chosen MD/PhD student Sam Cohen, PhD, to receive the 2016–17 Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences honoring excellence in the preparation and completion of his PhD dissertation.