Thursday, September 1, 2016

Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program Student Receives Edwin R. Hughes Award

Barnita Haldar, a student in the basic medical sciences graduate program, poses with Dr. Samuel Strada, former dean of the USA College of Medicine, after she received the Edwin Hughes Memorial Award in Basic Medical Sciences for the Class of 2015-16.
Barnita Haldar, a second-year student in the University of South Alabama Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program, recently received the annual Edwin R. Hughes Memorial Award. Dr. Samuel Strada, former dean of the USA College of Medicine, presented Haldar with the award on Aug. 11, 2016.

The award is named in memory of Edwin R. Hughes, who served as director of the Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program at the USA College of Medicine from its inception in 1978 until 1990. The award recognizes the student with the best performance in the curriculum.

Halder is completing her graduate studies under the direction of Dr. Donna Cioffi, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at USA.

Haldar earned her bachelor of medicine and surgery from Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital in India. She then earned her medical degree in biochemistry from R.G. Kar Medical College and Hospital in India.

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