Hernandez Receives Medical Student AwardOct 25, 2021
Congratulations to Isabel Z. Fernandez, PhD, a fourth-year medical student, who received the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD, Medical Student Award on Friday, October 22.
The award each year recognizes a fourth-year medical student who has demonstrated outstanding research and is interested in pursuing a career in academic pediatrics. Her mentors are Elena Hsieh, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Ross Kedl, PhD, professor of immunology and microbiology.
The award was presented at the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., MD Lectureship at Pediatric Grand Rounds. Dr. St. Geme was the 15th dean of the School of Medicine. He was appointed in January 1985 and served until he died at age 55 in October 1986. In honor of Dr. St. Geme, in 1987, his family established the lectureship and a memorial endowment. We were fortunate to have two of Dr. St. Geme’s children and four of his grandchildren come to Denver for this year’s events.
This year’s lecture was presented by Gabriel G. Haddad, MD, chair of pediatrics and distinguished professor of pediatrics and neuroscience at the University of California San Diego, and physician-in-chief and chief scientific officer at Rady Children’s Hospital.