UCSD School of Medicine
Mitchell Kamrava ('05) receives 2004 AACR National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Scholar-in-Training Award

Congratulations to Mitchell Kamrava (Class of 2005) for receiving the 2004 AACR National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Scholar-in-Training Award!  

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.


Good job!


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