Published: Nov. 15, 2012

MSU medical student nets AMA research prize

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A Michigan State University medical student took top honors for research he presented this month at a meeting of the American Medical Association.

Roman Krivochenitser, a third-year student in the MSU College of Human Medicine, was the overall winner in the public health and epidemiology category for his research on teens and young adults who go untreated for sexually transmitted diseases.

“The work of Roman and the other young physicians and medical students shows us that the future of medicine looks very bright,” said AMA President Jeremy A. Lazarus. “The research presented at this AMA symposium provides valuable information for current and future physicians. These advances will help them provide the best possible care for patients.”

More than 600 abstracts were submitted for consideration this year, the most in the research symposium’s 10-year history. The award program began in 2003 to provide leadership opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows who are interested in research.

MSU medical student Roman Krivochenitser is congratulated by Ardis D. Hoven (l), president-elect of the American Medical Association, and Kelli Gross, chair of the AMA Medical Student Section on Scientific Issues. Courtesy photo.

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