Julie Gorchynski, MD. Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology Graduating Senior Award for Research and Teaching Promise

(Spring 2020 Award) The Julie Gorchynski, MD. Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology Graduating Senior Award for Research and Teaching Promise was created to support a graduating senior in the Department of Biology conducting research in the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology and who demonstrates significant promise in the areas of research and teaching.

Julie Gorchynski MD, MSc, FACEP (Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians), is a professor and emergency medicine physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. At CSUN, she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree in biology as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in public health. At the same time, Dr. Gorchynski was conducting research in Dr. Steven Oppenheimer’s Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology while also working as a Teaching Assistant in undergraduate biology laboratory courses. This was the beginning of a long career devoted to mentoring high school, pre-medical, pre-professional, medical and graduate students and medical residents. Upon graduation from CSUN, Dr. Gorchynski went on to receive her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and then returned to California to complete her residency training in emergency medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Applicants:

  • Must be Biology majors who are performing research studies in the Center of Cancer and Developmental Biology who show a great deal of promise in the areas of research, teaching, and mentorship.
  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must have a GPA greater than or equal to a 3.0.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in 6 units or more for the current Spring term.
  • Must request 2 letters of recommendation via the _my_Matador Scholarships portal.
    One letter of recommendation should be from the applicants research advisor/mentor.
    One letter of recommendation must be from a CSUN faculty or staff member.
  • A published or in-press paper is required and a citation should be submitted with the application. In the absence of printed research, evidence of presented research may be submitted as a second choice.

Note: If you are receiving financial aid (including loans), your financial aid award may be adjusted if you receive this scholarship. Please speak to a financial aid counselor during walk-in hours to get a detailed overview about your individual situation.

*If selected as the scholarship recipient, I agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) and be willing to meet with the donor(s) or designee(s). Both will be coordinated by the College’s Director of Development.

*Please contact Cherie Hawthorne at cherie.hawthorne@csun.edu should you have any questions regarding this scholarship opportunity.

Award
$200.00
Deadline
02/29/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. I am a Biology major who is performing research studies at the Center of Cancer and Developmental Biology.
  2. I demonstrate a great deal of promise in the areas of research, teaching, and mentorship.
  3. Please upload: Evidence of a published or in-press paper with citation.( In the absence of printed research, evidence of presented research may be submitted as a second choice).
  4. Please request: A letter of recommendation from your research advisor/mentor.
  5. Please request: A letter of recommendation must be from a CSUN faculty or staff member.