to Oscar Casillas ('04) for receiving
the 2003 William and Charlotte Cadbury award!
This national award is presented annually to a senior medical
student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, leadership
and community service. Oscar received this award during a ceremony
at the November AAMC annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Having received honors in multiple preclinical courses and core
clinical clerkships, Oscar has excelled in the study of medicine.
In addition to excelling academically, he has been a contributing
member to the medical community. He has been an active member
of the DOC (Doctors Ought to Care) group that goes to local junior
high and high schools to teach students about alcohol, drugs,
tobacco and AIDS; and was involved with the Doc-for-A-Day program
that brings inner city and underrepresented high school students
to the medical school for a day. Oscar is a member American Medical
Association, California Medical Association and the Latino Medical
Oscar has also been involved in several research projects; he
received a NIH Summer Research Training grant in 2001, to study
B-Type Natriuretic Peptide as a Marker of Lipopolysaccharide Induced
Cardiac Depression. He also made an oral presentation at the 2002
annual meeting of the Western American Federation for Medical
Research in Carmel, California.
We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and commend him
for his outstanding academic achievements and his dedication to
school and community.