Published on October 1, 2007
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College of American Pathologists Honors Top Chicago Science Students
Five High School Students Receive “Path To A Future In Medicine” Award
Northfield, IL.—The College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded five Chicago-area high school students the College’s 2007 “Path to a Future in Medicine” award.
The winning students were invited to attend College’s annual meeting, CAP ’07 – The Pathologists’ Meeting™ä, on Sunday, September 30, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and to display their projects. In addition, they had the opportunity to tour the CAP ’07 meeting and discuss possible careers in medicine and science, as well as general science issues, with a select group of pathologists and residents. They also were invited, along with their parents, to attend the opening entertainment—a performance by The Buckinghams, the 1960s “pop phenomenon” with hits songs, such as “Kind of a Drag,” “Hey, Baby, They’re Playing Our Song,” “Susan,” and “Don’t You Care.”
“It was a pleasure to recognize these five, dedicated young people for their achievements and excellence in the field of science,” said CAP President Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP. “They are truly an inspiration.”
The students who competed at the Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair in March were judged for excellence in five areas: creativity, scientific thought, attention to detail, skill, and clarity.
- Gahan Furlane from Lincoln Park High School – Project Title: “The Effect of Acne Medication on Facial Acne”
- Izabela Murawel from Lincoln Park High School – Project Title: “Different Hand Soaps and the Effect on E. Coli”
- Dina Nemri from George Washington High School– Project Title: “Plant TLC”
- Mariama Runcie from Whitney Young Magnet – Project Title: “Free Radical Scavenger Arrest Yeast Cells Prior to DNA Replication”
- Julian Otis from Walter Payton College Prep – Project Title: “Inhibition of Dimenization of CCR5”
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.