Molecular Medicine student recipient of Lucy Robbins Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Dejan Maglic, Molecular Medicine and Translational Science PhD Candidate, who is the 2012-2013 Lucy Robbins Fellowship Award Recipient.
The Lucy Robbins Fellowship Award was established in the spring of 2005 in memory of Lucy Robbins, the late wife of WFUHS faculty member Dr. Mike Robbins.
The award is given annually to a current fourth-year graduate student conducting cancer-related research and is based on academic ability, including outstanding academic and research expertise, demonstrated leadership, outstanding interpersonal skills and a commitment to the ideals of excellence in academic research.
Molecular Medicine students elected officers to Wake Forest University Black Graduate Students Association
Ayana Martin was elected President and Bryan Wilson was elected Vice President. The mission of the Black Graduate Students Association is to: serve as an academic and social network for African-American graduate students in the School of Arts of Sciences; and encourage the recruitment and retention of African-American graduate students at Wake Forest University; and sponsor programs promoting and encouraging education in general and graduate education in particular.
Five Molecular Medicine Students Present Posters at Graduate Student Research Day
The Graduate Student Research Day has succeeded in bringing together many students and faculty from programs and departments from both Wake Forest University campuses. In each of the past years, approximately 100 posters representing many of the University’s departments and programs were presented. Molecular Medicine was well represented in this multidisciplinary event with five students presenting their most recent laboratory research. The following Molecular Medicine Graduate program students participated in this March 22nd event at Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences:
Jessica Cooke - "Evaluation of copy number variation in an African American type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy Genome-Wide Association Study"
Kimberly Fisher - "Pyk2 facilitates the activation of MAPK activation by acid pH in the medullary collecting duct"
Amy Hicks - "Characterization of the Novel Bloated Bladder Mouse Mutant (Blad)"
Van Nguyen - "In vivo targeting of a Glioblastoma Multiforme restricted biomarker"
Austin Stone - " Differential matrix metalloprotease expression in human osteoarthritic meniscal cells stimulated with inflammatory cytokines"
Molecular Medicine Students win research awards.
Five students in the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program have received awards for their research. “The overall objective of the program is to educate future investigators in research that translates to human disease,” said Charles McCall, M.D., professor of molecular medicine. Students are taught by basic scientists and physicians from a wide variety of fields to apply the latest knowledge of molecular medicine to discover the causes and potential treatment of diseases at the cellular and molecular level. The awards will pay for the students during the research phase of their studies.
Graduate students in Molecular Medicine participate in a variety of activities inside and outside of the program of study. The following presentations show some of those activities and demonstrate a bit of the life and interactions of students within Molecular Medicine.
Mol Med Activites (PDF file)