for joint-degree students
Andrew Hack, AB'95, PhD'00, and Scott Nagle, PhD'00, have been
chosen as the first recipients of the newly established Frank
scholarships for biological sciences students in the joint-degree
M.D./Ph.D. program. Each student will receive full tuition for
the 2000-2001 academic year, plus a stipend for living expenses.
joint-degree program is designed for students preparing for
careers in academic medicine. It combines a medical education
with graduate training in the basic sciences, leading to both
M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Each year, 15 students are selected
for the program.
Frank scholarships are funded by a $10 million gift of the Mrs.
Zollie S. Frank Continuity Fund at the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Chicago. The Frank family has made a number of
gifts to the University, most recently helping to create a new
department of human genetics and to establish the Hospitals'
breast-cancer treatment center.
who completed his Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology
this past June, will finish medical school in 2002. His dissertation
involved working on the basic biology of genetic diseases that
affect cardiac muscles. Nagle's dissertation entailed developing
methods of fast MRI scanning that provide three-dimensional
pictures of the carotid arteries. Having earned his Ph.D. in
medical physics, Nagle will be looking for a research-oriented
residency after he completes medical school in two years.--C.S.