Published on August 30, 2005
College of American Pathologists Recognizes Top
Chicago Science Students
Five High School Students Selected as "Path to a
Future in Medicine" Award Winners
Northfield, IL.—The College of
American Pathologists (CAP) announced today that five Chicago-area high
school students have been selected to receive the College's 2005 "Path
to a Future in Medicine" awards. These winning students will attend
the College's annual meeting CAP ’05 on Sunday, Sept. 11, to display
their projects. They will tour the CAP '05 meeting and discuss possible
careers in medicine and science, as well as general science issues, with
a select group of pathologists and pathology residents. They also have
been invited, with their parents, to attend the opening entertainment—a
performance by Neil Goldberg's Cirque, an entertainment event that blends
the European style of Cirque with performance artistry and broadway theatrics.
"We are extremely thrilled with the work of these students,"
said CAP president Mary E. Kass, MD, FCAP. "They are recognized for
being outstanding students with exceptional scientific promise. At our
annual meeting, these students will present their projects and discuss
opportunities in the fields of science and medicine with some of the most
highly recognized pathologists in the country and from other nations around
The College congratulates these outstanding science students! The students
who competed were judged for excellence in five areas: creativeness, scientific
thought, thoroughness, skill, and creativity.
- Daniel Blumenthal (11th grade) from Jones High School—Project
Title: "Effect of Pseudomonas syringae on Plant Cells"
- Maguerite Korenbilt (10th grade) from Lincoln Park High School—Project
Title: "The Effects of Pediatric Medicines on Daphnia"
- Sophie Rosenburg (11th grade) Lincoln Park High School—Project
Title: "The Effect of Lactoferrin on Escherichia coli"
- Renata Sago (11th grade) from Morgan Park High School—Project
Title: "Transepithelial Resistance in Mouse DCT Cells"
- Langston Wesley (11th grade) from Morgan Park High School—Project
Title: "Finding GABA to Explore Nicotine Addiction"
The College of American Pathologists
is a medical society that serves nearly 16,000 physician members and the
laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest
association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered
the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for
high quality and cost-effective patient care.