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SOMC Announcements

News and information regarding the School of Medicine Columbia for internal use can be found below. From news about ceremonies and on-campus happenings, all newsworthy items for SOMC faculty and staff will be located here.

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PMI Student Receives Student Travel Award from SC INBRE

Second-year PMI PhD student Isaiah Davis, who received a $1,000 student travel award from SC INBRE to assist in expenses as he presents a poster at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Science Research (NISBRE).

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Biomedical Sciences PhD Student Receives F31 Award from the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health

Brooke Bullard, a third-year Ph.D. student in Angela Murphy's lab at the School of Medicine Columbia, received a prestigious three-year F31 award from the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

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Dr. Patricia Witherspoon Recognized with Pair of Awards

School of Medicine Columbia faculty member Dr. Patricia Witherspoon has been awarded Constellation Quality Health’s Timothy Llewelyn, MD, Memorial Award, and also the South Carolina Medical Association Physician of the Year Award.

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AΩA 2024 Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant

Congratulations to SOMC alum Dr. Isabelle Lewis, and current students, Sreeja Varanasi, Sreya Varanasi and Joel Haley on their community project “Food is Fun: Developing Leaders through Food Insecurity Service Learning and Leadership” has been awarded an AΩA 2024 Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant.

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Dr. Sharon Weissman honored with a James E. Clyburn Health Equity Leadership Award

Dr. Sharon Weissman, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and a clinical professor of medicine, has been awarded a 2024 James E. Clyburn Health Equity Leadership Award.

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Biomedical Science Student Thomas Cardaci Wins Pair of Awards

Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program candidate Thomas Cardaci won both the RUSKA Award and the Robert Simmons Micrograph Award at the 2024 Southeast Microscopy Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee this past week (May 8-10).

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Several PPN Undergraduate Students Honored

Congratulations to several PPN undergraduate students who were honored recently with a Magellan or Honors College research award.

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Wright Receives MCH Doctoral Scholar Award

Congratulations to Courtney Wright, PPN Ph.D. student in the Pocivavsek Lab, who received a merit-based MCH Doctoral Scholar Award from the USC Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Catalyst Program for the 2024-25 academic year. Applications went through a rigorous selection process – congratulations to Courtney and her mentor, Ana Pocivavsek.

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Winters to Lead SOMC advancement team

Bryan Winters is set to join the SOMC family in mid-April as the new lead senior director of development.

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Congratulations to Trio of PPN Graduate Students

Congratulations to David Horovitz (Joe McQuail mentor), who received a SPARC award entitled The Role of GluN2D in Learning, Cognitive Decline, and Cell Specific Activity, and to Courtney Wright (Ana Pocivavsek mentor)

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SOMC Duo Earn Awards from VPR Office

Congratulations to Angela Murphy, PhD, who received a 2024 Distinguished Research Service Award, and to Claudia Grillo, PhD, who received a Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, from the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Sara Lindsey wins Teaching Award from Office of the Provost

Congratulations to SOMC assistant clinical professor, Sara Lindsey, M.D., who received a Clinical Practice Teaching Award from the Office of the Provost.



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