Christopher Libby, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, has been elected to chair the governing council of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section. He is the first UMMS student elected to this post, which is one of the highest student leadership positions within the AMA.
Two UMMS faculty are among 30 academic, industry and government experts convened by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to determine the actions necessary to solve problems confronting the U.S. biomedical research enterprise.
Megan Corty, PhD, and Jaeda Coutinho-Budd, PhD, postdocs in the lab of Marc Freeman, PhD, offered a course this fall focused on helping neurobiology graduate students improve their presentation skills, elevator pitches and overall confidence in talking about their research.
The American Psychiatric Association will present the prestigious Manfred S. Guttmacher Award to Kenneth L. Appelbaum, MD, and his co-editors for their work on the Oxford Textbook of Correctional Psychiatry, the first comprehensive correctional psychiatric textbook.
Thirteen students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing have been selected to receive MLK Semester of Service Student Awards for four community service projects.