MD/PhD Candidate Honors & Awards
MD/PhD candidates at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Vilcek 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:
- Dalia Barkley: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2021–25
- Raymond Barry: F30, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 2019–21
- Devin Bready: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2021–23
- 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
- Juan Andres Kochen Rossi, F31, National Cancer Institute, 2021–23
- Emma Kurz: F30, National Cancer Institute, 2019–22
- Muhaned Mohamed: F30, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2020–24
- Juliana Remark: F30, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2021–24
- 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
Several of our MD/PhD students have been welcomed into the Alpha Omega Alpha national honor medical society. 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. Nataniel Mandelberg is our 2021 inductee.
American Epilepsy Society Fellowship
The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is dedicated to the understanding, diagnosis, study, prevention, treatment, and cure of epilepsy. It is one of the largest non-governmental funders for people starting careers in epilepsy research. The AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships support predoctoral students who are pursuing dissertation research with an epilepsy-relevant theme, and who are working under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. James Sun is our most recent recipient.
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.
The following students are our most recent scholars:
- Samantha Lux, 2020–22
- James Sun, 2021–23
Hearst Foundation Scholarship
The Hearst Foundation MD/PhD fellowship training endowment supports selected students with a stipend, fringe benefits, and fees in the graduate school portion of training. The selection process is based on students’ evidence of strong intellectual achievement in medical school, creativity, and depth in the pursuit of their graduate research. MacIntosh Cornwell, 2020–22, is our most recent recipient of this scholarship.