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Award-Winning Students

October 14, 2010 10:45 AM
New Wave Staff

Claire Marie Noell, a first-year student in the School of Medicine, is one of four in-state students continuing their medical studies with a merit award from the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co. Noell, of Lafayette, La., as an undergraduate worked on a project to determine the effect of drugs on various cancer applications.

Claire Marie Noell

A first-year student in the Tulane School of Medicine, Claire Marie Noell received a merit award for her studies from the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Co. (Photo by David Bowser)

Take a bow, architecture students. In June, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the School of Architecture's fourth URBANbuild house with LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) silver certification. It is the first LEED-certified project for URBANbuild. Architecture students design and construct the URBANbuild homes as a class project.

In recognition of her work with obesity prevention and outreach, medical student Dorothy Contiguglio received the 2010 Community Champions for Children student award from the New Orleans Children's Health Project.

First-year students Joseph Carlomagno of Montpelier, Vt., and Michael Nay of Culver, Ind., are two of only 39 students nationwide to receive a 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. One of the most generous college scholarships in the nation, it provides students up to $30,000 per year for four years.

Jillian Goldberg, a pre-medical student, presented a paper on “Use of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline to Reduce Imaging and Hospital Charges” at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting on Oct. 3 in San Francisco.

Medical students Andrew McClary and Philip Schmalz have been accepted to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute–National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. Only 35 medical students are accepted to the program each year.

Tulane junior Evan Goldstein will represent Tulane at Princeton University's 2010 Business Today International Conference. Goldstein was one of only 160 undergraduates selected.

Four medical students — Ryan Neff, Amanda Gelineu, Julie Wang and Neal Bost —received a Helping Hands grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation in excess of $2,400 to provide student-run psychiatric screenings and educational outreach programs.

Michael Strong, a first-year medical student, was awarded a 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship.