MD/PhD Student Wins National Award for Melanoma Research

Maryann Mikucki.

Maryann Mikucki

Published April 12, 2012

MD/PhD candidate Maryann Mikucki is one of nine graduate students nationwide to receive a $10,000 research scholar award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

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The awards fund the most promising graduate student melanoma researchers at leading U.S. cancer centers, with the goal of encouraging recipients to pursue careers in this area of research.

A fourth-year student in the MD-PhD Program, Mikucki works in the lab of Sharon Evans, PhD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2012 Awardees Hail from Dartmouth, Yale, Penn State

In addition to UB, the 2012 research scholars hail from Dartmouth, Yale, Boston University, Penn State, Case Western Reserve University, Thomas Jefferson University, the University of South Florida and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

This year, the Nicolay Foundation increased its grants by 30 percent to enhance the potential for advancements in melanoma cancer research. The organization is the first in the country to fund graduate student melanoma researchers.