UCSD School of Medicine
Oscar Casillas

Oscar Casillas
Congratulations 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 Student Association.

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.



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