Congratulations to Zena Hatziris (Class of 2003) for receiving the 2002-2003 Fretom Research Fund award!
This award is given to a graduating 4th year medical student receiving the highest score
on the Clinical Practice Exam.
The founders of the Fretom Research Fund, Dr. and Mrs.
Thomas H. McGavack, wish that these funds be used to assist and encourage a worthy student
to complete his or her studies in one or more branches of the medical sciences. Zena was
awarded honors in numerous preclinical and clinical courses, and immersed herself in
research projects in her first year of medical school. She spent the summer between her
first and second year of medical school at UCLA doing her independent study project in
basic science research in the Division of Dermatology. She has published four papers
throughout her medical school career and continues to do research in her senior year here
at UCSD. Zena has been a camp counselor at Camp Worthy, a summer retreat for inner city
kids, and continues to work actively as a camp organizer and fundraiser. Zena has
successfully demonstrated an outstanding ability to integrate clinical knowledge with
interpersonal skills to formulate an extensive differential diagnosis and treatment
We congratulate her on the Fretom Research Award and wish her great success in
her medical career.