Summer 2015 Scholarship – Leah Osae
DrugNews is pleased to announce the recipient of our inaugural Summer Scholarship, Ms. Leah Osae. Leah is entering her Junior year at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, with plans to graduate in 2017.
Leah is pursuing a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Biology, with the goal of completing her studies in pharmacogenomics and pharmacotherapy. She has a specialized interest in the treatment of cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, and HIV/AIDS through more effective medications, as well as the development of safer drugs for all patients.
DrugNews applauds Leah’s efforts toward drug research and wishes her continued success in her endeavors.
Fall 2015 Scholarship – Rachel Koning
DrugNews would like to thank all the applicants for our Fall 2015 Scholarship. The response this term was overwhelming and we were deeply moved by the many accounts of those affected by prescription drug complications. Many of you expressed how a drug side effect had altered your life or that of a loved one, leading you towards a career in research or patient care. We were also especially grateful for those who showed the dedication to care for children who were the victims of drug side effects before birth.
We are pleased to announce Rachel Koning as the winner of the Fall 2015 scholarship: Rachel is a sophomore at Davenport University who is pursuing a degree in nursing. Her ultimate goal is to be a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse, helping those children with the greatest need. Rachel draws her inspiration and dedication from her own personal experience with the dangers of toxic medication, which she encountered as a child. After a several-year battle to regain her strength and mobility, she is focused on helping children in the same way that others did for her.
Congratulations to Rachel and thank you to all of those who shared your stories with us. With your help, we are confident in the future of drug research and patient care.