The AAMD Education & Research Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that 8 scholarships totaling $30,000 were awarded to medical dosimetry students this spring.
The Foundation Board had a very difficult time selecting from the excellent candidates that applied for the Anna Gunilla Carleson Bentel Scholarship. The five recipients of this scholarship showed not only academic excellence and leadership, but also a commitment of dedication to the profession of medical dosimetry at a level that is appropriate to be linked with the name of Gunilla Bentel. The winners of this scholarship received $5,000 each.
Gunilla Bentel Scholarship Winners ($5,000)
- Tung Bui, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- Sarah Raymond, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH
- John Richards, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Julie Thole, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
- April VanAntwerp, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
The Foundation Board also awarded two AAMD Founders Scholarships. The Founders Scholarship is named to honor those medical dosimetrists involved in founding the AAMD in 1975. Both medical dosimetry students selected for this award showed academic excellence and promise for the future. Each recipient was awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Founders Scholarship Winners ($1,000)
- Emily Edmonds, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
- Hongyuan Wen, University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
In addition the Foundation Board elected to award one scholarship for Special Recognition. This award went to a medical dosimetry student that desired to carry the profession of medical dosimetry and the field of radiation oncology to his home in Africa. This award was for $3,000.
Special Recognition Scholarship Winner ($3,000)
- Oluwatosin (Tosin) Kayode, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL