The College of Medicine and CTSI always look for opportunities to promote excellence in the multiple research areas our MD-PhD Training Program has to offer.
We are proud to announce that this year, one of our MD-PhD Training Program Scholars, Leanne Dumeny, was recently inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate (EABG) Honor Society. This honor society was named after Dr. Edward A. Bouchet, the first African-American to receive a PhD Degree and the sixth person in the Western Hemisphere to be awarded the PhD in Physics. The EABG Honor Society recognizes “scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.”
One of Ms. Dumeny’s recent accomplishments included presenting on: “Changing the Practice of Medicine: Why do an MD/PhD?,” where she shared her primary reasons for pursuing an MD-PhD joint degree with UF, as well as the research projects she has had the opportunity to participate in, as an undergraduate and graduate student. In addition, Dumeny related how obtaining a Masters of Science in Management has provided her with a different perspective about the practice of medicine.