Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak Is New Vice Chair, Basic Research
Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD, Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation MD/PhD Program Director and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; and director, MD/PhD Program, has been named vice chair, Basic Research, for the Department of Internal Medicine, effective immediately.
Irina Krykbaeva, PhD, Awarded 2022 Milton C. Winternitz Prize in Pathology
Irina Krykbaeva, a recent PhD graduate in the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine, is the winner of the 2022 Milton C. Winternitz Prize in Pathology. The prize is awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the department faculty and staff, has done outstanding work in the course.
2021 Biomed Amgen Scholars and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows
This summer, thanks to the heroic efforts of Program Directors Drs. Barbara Kazmierczak and Faye Rogers, and MD-PhD Program Pipeline Coordinator Christine Caminear, seventeen undergraduate students were able to come IN-PERSON for a 10-week intensive summer research program.
2019 BioMed Amgen Scholars
The Amgen Scholars Program at Yale is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation and the Yale School of Medicine MD-PhD and Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs. The goal of the program is to recruit students from under-represented groups to biomedical careers and help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists.
Yale MD-PhD Student Woong Hwang Honored with Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Woong Hwang, a fifth-year MD-PhD student at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), is one of 30 newly-announced recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, seven of whom are Yale-affiliated. All fellows are children of immigrants to the United States, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens, who are pursuing graduate school in the U.S.
BioMed SURF Alumna Wins 1st Prize in Cancer Biology at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM.
Congratulations to Torhera Durand, 2017 BioMed SURF Alumni for winning 1st Prize in Cancer Biology at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Washington, D.C.
2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math.
Two 2015 BioMed SURF Participants Honored in Goldwater Competition Congratulations to Leandra Jackson, who was awarded a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for excellence in science and math. Leandra, a student at the University of California, Irvine, is among 240 individuals selected from a pool of 1,286 applicants nominated by 470 colleges and universities. Nirisha Commodore, a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands, received an Honorable Mention in the competition. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established in 1986 by Congress to provide scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards for undergraduate STEM students. For more information about the Goldwater scholarship, visit https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org.
The MD/PhD Program Announces a New Podcast: Spectrum
Ever wondered about the professors, post-docs, and graduate students behind the science done at Yale? Spectrum is a new biweekly interview podcast focused on the human aspects of being in STEM. It addresses questions including: How do we foster welcoming lab cultures? What qualities make for a successful graduate career–even when the science doesn’t work? How do our identities intersect with our identification as scientists? website - http://ostemgrad.wixsite.com/spectrum iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/spectrum/id1192823270?mt=10