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MD/PhD Retreat

Our annual MD/PhD Retreat was held on March 29 & 30 at The Penn Stater Conference Center,  State College, PA. Students planned the agenda and other activities, to make the retreat not only fun, but a learning experience for all.

Match Day/Graduation 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have matched and graduated.

  • Darrin Bann - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Otolaryngology)
  • Theresa Carr - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Obstetrics-Gynecology)
  • Daniel Lapp - Medical University of South Carolina (Pediatrics)
  • Shane Lloyd - university of California San Francisco (Radiation-Oncology)

Welcome New MD/PhD Students Entering Fall 2015

  • Katherine Gao- Swarthmore College
  • Daniel Goetschius- Grove City
  • Martin Johnson- Drexel
  • Ernest Wang- Princeton
  • Eric Yau- Johns Hopkins
  • Pei-Hsuan Patricia Yee- University of Michigan

MD/PhD Second Look Day

Second Look Day was held April 24-26, 2014 for accepted students only.  This gave our accepted applicants and their families another chance to return to Hershey for a second look at our campus and community.  On Thursday April 24, applicants had the option of traveling to State College to meet with potential lab rotation faculty.  On Friday April 25 they met with faculty on the Hershey campus for the summer lab rotation and on Saturday April 26, they participated in the medical school's events for accepted medical students.

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Awards:

Allison Cleary 
2015 Science & SciLifeLab Prize grand prize winner.

Zainul Hasanali
Virchow Award in Pathology
Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the College of Medicine Class 1974

Paul Hsu
Patrick G. Quinn Award for Outstanding Performance by a Post-Comprehensive Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Cellular and MoleculPatrick G. Quinn Award for Outstanding Performance by a Post-Comprehensive Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiologyar Physiology

Sarah Jefferson
NIMH MD/PhD Student Conference Travel Award

Lauren Kaminsky
Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the College of Medicine Class 1974

Derek Nye
NIAID Physician Scientist Conference

Ronaldo Panganiban
Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the College of Medicine Class 1971

Steve Steinway
Judith Bond MD/PhD Award

Xiaowei (Bill) Su
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Nominee
Judith Bond MD/PhD Award

 

 

Recent/Upcoming Thesis Defenses:

Allison Cleary, May 14, 2014 "Heterogeneity in Mammary Cancer:  Using Mouse Models to Investigate Tumor Subtype Origins and Interclonal Interactions"

Marie Bulathsinghala, May 29, 2014 "The Regulation of Drug Resistance in Leukemia by Ikaros"

Katrina Heyrana, June 9, 2014 "Contributions of the Capsid N-Terminal Domain to the Regulation of Assembly and Maturation in Rous Sarcoma Virus"

Xiaowei (Bill) Su, June 17, 2014 "Investigating the interplay of intrinsic to extrinsic factors modifying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease progression"

Cody Weston, July 9, 2014 "Understanding the Role of HFE Polymorphism in Cancer"