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September 29, 2015
Phyllis Teater, chief information officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, was selected as a 2015 C-Suite Award winner. This honor is given by Columbus Business First upon Central Ohio’s top executives for their contributions and commitment to the community and for outstanding professional performance. Under her IT leadership, the OSU Wexner Medical Center has been recognized with an annual Most Wired Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015, among many other awards.
Gregory Metzger, medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2015 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Award. The award aims to support hematology research projects for North American medical students and residents who are interested in hematology but have not yet entered a related training program. Awardees receive a $5,000 stipend to conduct a research project alongside a mentor from their institution, along with a $1,000 travel stipend each year for two years to support their attendance at the ASH annual meeting. Metzger is one of 28 students across the country selected, and is mentored by Robert Baiocchi, MD, associate professor of hematology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Tyler Hyman and Louis Rucker, medical students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, are among 13 medical students to be selected by The American Society of Hematology (ASH) to participate in the 2015 Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP). Designed to pique minority medical students’ interest in hematology, MMSAP offers first- and second-year medical students the opportunity to create and implement a hematology-related research project over the course of the summer. Participants will be paired with both a research and a career development mentor who will assist them with the execution of their projects and offer guidance throughout medical school and beyond. Michael Caligiuri, Alison Walker, Robert Baiocchi and Spero Cataland will mentor Hyman and Rucker.