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Pulse - Commencement 2017 Graduate Student Awards

On deck to present graduation awards at the 2017 Graduate Student Awards.
On deck to present graduation awards are Drs. Michael Bouchard, director of the Division of Biomedical Science Programs, and Jed Shumsky, associate dean of educational and academic affairs for the Graduate School; glimpsed at back is Carol Quercetti, coordinator of admissions, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs.

The College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies presented graduation awards to students at an event held on May 18 at Behrakis Hall on the University City Campus.

The Amedeo Bondi PhD Endowed Graduate Award

Ananda Nandakumar Rao

Excellence in Research for a Master of Science in Medical Science

Ankita Patil

Pre-medical & Pre-health Programs Academic Achievement Awards

Drexel Pathway to Medical School
Temilolaoluwa Daramola

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Victoria McIlrath

Interdepartmental Medical Science
James Verdone

Biomedical Studies
Ryan Triglia

Medical Science
Kevin Anthony Gralewski

Faith Witherspoon, a ULAR employee and a student in the online MLAS program, chats with Paul McGonigle, PhD.

Faith Witherspoon, a ULAR employee and a student in the online MLAS program, chats with Paul McGonigle, PhD, director of the Division of Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs.

Interdisciplinary & Career-Oriented Programs Outstanding Achievement Awards

Criminalistic Science
Joseph William Beck

Drug Discovery and Development
Devipriya Ashok

Forensic Science
Kaitlyn Nicole Bonnell

Molecular Medicine
Keira Leigh McGrath

De Gaulle Igbodiegwu Chigbu

Medical and Healthcare Simulation
Susan Fancher

Clinical Research Organization and Management
Kelly Bantle
Elizabeth Butler
Sheila Hittesdorf
Negmeldeen Mamoun

Clinical Research for Health Professionals
Steven Schauer

Pathologists' Assistant
Katherine McCrystal Murphy (Philadelphia Campus)
Yen Phi Tran (Sacramento Campus)

Master of Laboratory Animal Science
Danielle Debra Hofheinz (Face to Face)
Andrea M. Knipe (Online)

Infectious Disease
Sofia Saavedra

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