Friday, May 19, 2017

Lauren Chamberlin awarded Margaret Till Physiology Award

Lauren L. Chamberlin 
Lauren L. Chamberlin, a biology, pre-medical sciences major, is the recipient of the Margaret Till Physiology Award. This award was established  by Dr. Margaret Till, professor emerita and former BAHS department chairperson. The award is granted to a junior or senior who is currently enrolled or has successfully completed at least one senior physiology course and integrated physiology lab. Candidates must write an essay describing the impact of physiology on their career.Lauren is a dean’s list student, a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the President of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Stephen Schell Scholarship, an award established by alumnus Dr. Stephen Schell to help students prepare for the MCAT exam. Lauren was also awarded the first Frederick Maue 1976 Scholarship for students pursuing a career in medicine. Lauren is a member of the pre-medical sciences club and is an ACT 101 program mentor. She serves as a “Standardized patient” in the department of Academic Affairs and Education at Geisinger Medical Center where she portrays standardized medical cases to help educate medical professionals in trauma situations, the delivery of bad news, and various diagnostic techniques. Lauren has conducted research on the presence of synapsin III, an endocytosis protein, in human sperm. She presented her research at the Annual Convention of the Northeast District 2 of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society and at the College of Science and Technology Research Day. Lauren received first prize for undergraduate research at CoST Research Day. She has participated in JanPlan, a shadowing program  for pre-medical science students at Geisinger Medical Center. Lauren conducted homeless outreach as part of a community service project with the Institute for Human Services in Oahu, HI. Lauren will attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.