November 29, 2016

Lamario Williams wins health professions Scholarship of Excellence

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lamario williamsFrom left, Janelle Chiaseara, CDS Chair; Lamario Williams; Kari Dugger, BMD Program DirectorLamario Williams, an undergraduate student in the UAB School of Health ProfessionsBiomedical Sciences program, is a recipient of a 2016 ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence.

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions awards the Scholarship of Excellence annually to 12 students across the nation who excel in their academic programs and have significant potential to take on future leadership roles in health professions.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have won this award with such a distinguished group of students,” Williams said. “It gives me the confidence to know I can be a leader in the health care field as a physician-scientist someday.”

Williams, a double major in biomedical sciences and biophysics, recently won a PhysCon MSI/HBCU Travel Award to present his poster “Statistical Analysis of the Differences Between Fibroblasts and Mesenchymal Stem Cells” at a conference in San Francisco. In 2015, he won a Research Award from the UAB Department of Physics.

The ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence is a $1,000 cash award that is in partnership with CastleBranch.

The Biomedical Sciences program is in the UAB Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.