July 9, 2004

National diabetes foundation honors two med students with scholarships

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Alan D. Cherrington, Ph.D.

Two Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students have been awarded scholarships from the Diabetes Trust Foundation.

Third-year student Lisa White and fourth-year student Michael Blaha received the Buris R. Boshell Scholarship in Medicine, a yearly scholarship that promotes graduate studies in endocrinology and pathophysiology related to diabetes.

White and Blaha were the only recipients of this year’s medical school scholarships, which award the students with $12,000 toward their tuition for the 2004 – 2005 academic year.

The scholarship, which is named after the founder of the Diabetes Trust Foundation, can be renewed for one or more years, based on the recipient’s performance.

The Diabetes Trust Foundation is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to education, prevention, treatment and curing diabetes through research and advocacy.

Each year it awards grant, scholarship and fellowship awards to scholars and researchers across the United States.