MD/PhD Program Honors & Awards

MD/PhD Program Student Life MD/PhD Program Honors & Awards
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MD/PhD Program Student Life MD/PhD Program 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
  • Jordan Jastrab: F30, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2014–17
  • Ashira Lubkin: F30, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2016–19
  • Karishma Rahman: F30, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2016–19
  • Evan Rosenberg: F30, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2017-2020

Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society Inductees

MD/PhD students Adam Blaisdell, Maryem Hussein, and Danielle Zheng 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.

2015–16 Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholars

The Vilcek Scholarship was 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.

Kristina Boguslawski and Kevin Kleffman have been selected as the first NYU School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholars, a merit-based scholarship established by a gift from the Vilceks. 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.

2015–16 NYU Dean’s Dissertation Award

NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science has chosen MD/PhD student Joe Cichon, PhD, to receive the 2015–16 Dean’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Sciences honoring excellence in the preparation and completion of his PhD dissertation.