Med student Christie Atchison awarded national AOA research fellowship

Second-year medical student Christie Atchison recently earned the Carolyn l. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship from Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

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Atchison was one of 53 students from across the nation to earn the 2013 award and the only one from a Florida medical school. She earned the $5000 award for her work titled “Risk factors for in-hospital venous thromboembolism in children.” Her mentor is Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD, a USF Morsani College of Medicine alumn who currently practices pediatrics, hematology and oncology in St. Petersburg. Her faculty advisor is Patricia J. Emmanuel, MD, professor of pediatrics and chair of the USF Department of Pediatrics.

The AOA’s Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships are student-designed and student-initiated projects that help build scientific and scholarly discovery and increase critical understanding of scholarship and research in health care and science.

Fellowship recipients will present their work at the group’s national meeting.