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October 3, 2017 - Basic Medical Sciences Graduate Program Student Receives Edwin R. Hughes Award

2017%20hughes.jpgLina Abou Saleh, a second-year student in the University of South Alabama College of Medicine Basic Medical Sciences Ph.D. Graduate Program, recently received the annual Edwin R. Hughes Memorial Award.

Dr. Mary Townsley, senior associate dean of the USA College of Medicine, presented Saleh with the award on Aug.16, 2017.

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 first-year core curriculum.

Saleh is completing her graduate studies under the direction of Dr. Wito Richter, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the USA College of Medicine. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biochemistry at Temple University in Philadelphia.

The Edwin R. Hughes Memorial Award was established through donations from the Basic Medical Sciences Graduate faculty members and graduates of the program. To make a contribution to the Edwin R. Hughes Memorial Award, call (251) 460-7032.

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