Welch Center trainee and joint MD and PhD candidate Andrea Christman has been awarded two recent honors. She placed first in the Applied Research category of the Delta Omega Scientific Poster Competition held in February. Her winning poster, which garnered her a cash prize as well as recognition, was titled “Hyperglycemia Does Not Add to Diabetes Status in Predicting Cognitive Decline: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.” The poster competition is open to students and fellows enrolled at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who recently have engaged in a noteworthy scholarly investigation or scientific study during their period of enrollment. The abstract of her winning poster can be seen on the Delta Omega website, at http://www.jhsph.edu/delta_omega/archives/posters.html#Christman.
In addition, Ms Christman was just notified last week that she has been selected to receive a 2011 Albert M. Kligman Travel Fellowship. Her travel grant will allow her to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) to be held in Phoenix, AZ in May 2011 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. while there, she will present a poster and give an oral presentation at the conference.
Ms. Christman's mentor is the Welch Center's Elizabeth Selvin, PhD.
Congratulations to Ms. Christman on these multiple awards!