UB Medical Student Receives Fellowship Grant

By Craig Kaputa or Lois Baker

Release Date: June 3, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andre Dick of Buffalo, a medical student in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been selected as a 1997 Academic Medicine Fellow by the Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

The program is run by the National Medical Fellowships, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing assistance to minority medical students.

The $6,000 fellowship recognizes Dick's potential for a career in research and academic medicine.

He was one of 35 fellows selected from among 80 nominees representing 54 medical schools across the country. He joins 396 outstanding, young minority medical students and physicians as Academic Medicine Fellows.

Dick will study the consequences of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a disease that prevents the proper development of the diaphragm. He is expected to present his findings at a three-day research symposium scheduled for March.

A Buffalo resident, Dick also won the Pediatric Award at the 1997 National Student Research Forum for his work on prophylactic vs. rescue surfactant therapy in the neonatal lamb.