Top San Diego Science Students To Be Recognized By The College Of American Pathologists

Six Local High School Students to Receive "Path to a Future in Medicine" Award

NORTHFIELD, Ill. , Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) will honor six San Diego high school students with the College's 2012 "Path to a Future in Medicine" award.

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The students will be invited to attend and display their winning projects at the College's annual meeting, CAP '12 – THE Pathologists' Meeting™, on Sunday, September 9, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Calif.  In addition, they will have the opportunity to tour the CAP '12 meeting and discuss possible careers in medicine and science, as well as general science issues, with a select group of pathologists and residents. They, along with their parents and guests, are invited to attend the Spotlight Event, featuring national pollster, Scott Rasmussen. Mr. Rasmussen is the president and founder of Rasmussen Reports, one of the nation's premier sources of public polling information. 

"It's inspiring to see the dedication to science that these six young people have shown through their research projects," said CAP President Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP.  "We are honored to feature their work at the College's annual meeting, as well as provide them with the opportunity meet and discuss their science projects with some of the most highly recognized pathologists from around the country and the world."

The students who competed at the 2012 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair in March were judged for excellence in five areas: creativity, scientific thought, attention to detail, skill, and clarity. The winners are:

Eric Chen
Project: MicroRNA: A New Way to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
School: Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif.
Eric will be a junior at Canyon Crest Academy, and he enjoys doing research to help solve problems facing the world.

Wynton Goulding
Project: Finding the Genetic Changes That Led to Movable Limbs in Vertebrates
School: Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif.
Wynton is beginning his senior year at Canyon Crest and is pleased to have received the CAP award.

Daniel King
Project: Preventing Cellular Death: The Role of TLR2 in the Kidney
School: Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif.
Daniel will be attending the University of California, Berkeley and furthering his academic interests.
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Emily Kuo
Project: Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to Oxidation Specific Epitopes
School: La Jolla High in Calif.
With a bright future ahead of her, Emily, as a sophomore in high school, is one of the youngest recipients of The Path to a Future in Medicine award.

Brian Sadler
Project: Preventing Cellular Death: The Role of TLR2 in the Kidney
School: Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif.
Brian hopes to further explore his interests and eventually go on to study in a field of science.

Cooper Wedge
Project: The Effect of Chemicals on Glial Cell Counts
School: Granite Hills High in El Cajon, Calif.
Cooper loves science and plans to go to medical school in order to become a neurosurgeon.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

SOURCE College of American Pathologists



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