Congratulations to Mitchell Kamrava (Class of 2005) for
receiving the 2004 AACR National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Scholar-in-Training
This national award is presented annually to young investigators
in the U.S. who will be presenting meritorious proffered papers
on ovarian cancer research at the American Association for Cancer
Research (AACR) 95th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, March
27-31, 2004. With awards presented to less than 10 percent of
applicants, this year’s award process was highly competitive.
Motivated and enthusiastic, Mitch has performed in an excellent
fashion academically in medical school and demonstrated outstanding
leadership ability. Additionally, he has been an active participant
in the community as a member of DOC (Doctors Ought to Care), a
group of medical students that teaches about alcohol, drugs, tobacco
and AIDS in the local junior high and high schools, and he has
worked in the student-run UCSD Free Clinic.
Among his many accomplishments, Mitch was also selected to receive
an NIH Summer Research Training Grant, where he completed a project
entitled Gene Expression Analysis Using Addressable Bead-Based
Fiber Optic Arrays, under the direction of William Wachsman, M.D./Ph.D.,
Department of Medicine, during the summer following his first
year of medical school. Of further note, he was invited to conduct
research during the 2002-2003 academic year in Bethesda, Maryland,
for the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s NIH
Research Scholars Program.
Congratulations, Mitchell, on this most recent award for cancer
research and your upcoming presentation. We wish you much success
in your future career as a physician.