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The Jonas E. Salk Scholarship was created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor Dr. Jonas E. Salk, world-renowned scientist, developer of the first vaccine to prevent polio, and a graduate of The City College of New York.

The Jonas Salk Scholarships are awarded annually to eight graduates of CUNY senior colleges who have been accepted by, and plan to attend, U.S. medical or graduate schools. The awards are based on academic performance, especially scientific research that the students have conducted as undergraduates. The Salk Award Selection Committee selects students based on their potential to make significant contributions to medical research. Students must apply for the scholarship through their campus pre-medical offices.

Salk Scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000 over the course of four years to help defray the cost of study for M.D. and D.O. degrees as well as doctoral degrees in Biomedical Sciences.

Outstanding CUNY Graduates Win Prestigious Salk Awards

2018 Jonas E. Salk Scholars

2018 Jonas E. Salk Scholars from left: Kevin Christian Gonzalez, Lilly Lee, Anan Kazi, Daniela Mikhaylov, Lisset A. Duran Iqra Nadeem, Elizabeth Gorodetsky and Jack Jnani

From left to right: Kevin Christian Gonzalez, Lily Lee, Anan Kazi, Daniela Mikhaylov, Lisset A. Duran, Iqra Nadeem, Elizabeth Gorodetsky, Jack Jnani

CUNY has announced the eight recipients of its own prestigious award – the Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for the study of medicine and biomedical sciences. The award provides $8,000 to each student to defray the cost of their medical and graduate research studies. Below are the winners with their undergraduate CUNY colleges and the institutions where they will pursue their medical and research education.

  • Lisset A. Duran, John Jay College/Macaulay Honors College and Princeton University
  • Kevin Christian Gonzalez, City College and Columbia University
  • Elizabeth Gorodetsky, Hunter College and New York University School of Medicine
  • Jack Jnani, Hunter College and Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Anan Kazi, City College/Macaulay Honors College and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Marharyta Labkovich, Hunter College and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Daniela Mikhaylov, Hunter College/Macaulay Honors College and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Lily Lee, Brooklyn College/Macaulay Honors College and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Iqra Nadeem, Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

 

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 23 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni.  CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other prestigious honors over the years in recognition of historic contributions to the advancement of the sciences, business, the arts and myriad other fields. The University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, CUNY Graduate Center, Craig Newmark Graduate School Of Journalism At CUNY, CUNY School of Law, CUNY School of Professional Studies and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The University serves more than 272,000 undergraduate students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 400 high schools throughout the five boroughs. The University offers online baccalaureate and master’s degrees through the School of Professional Studies.

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2017 Jonas E. Salk Scholars

One – a former Army medic who lost his father on 9/11 – saved a severely injured fellow medic in Afghanistan. Others were inspired to pursue studies in medicine and research when stroke, diabetes and infection struck close to home. All but one are immigrants, from countries including Bangladesh, Kuwait, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and Russia. >>

2016 Jonas E. Salk Scholars

The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology. >>

2015 Jonas E. Salk Scholars

The City University of New York has awarded its prestigious Jonas E. Salk Scholarships for medical study to eight graduates in recognition of their outstanding research on subjects including neuroscience, cancer, genetics and molecular biology. >>

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