Sunday, June 21, 2009

American Society for Microbiology honors Terry A. Krulwich

The 2009 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) William A. Hinton Research Training Award will be presented to Terry A. Krulwich, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, and Program Director, Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. This award recognizes outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology. It honors William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join the ASM.

Dr. Krulwich is credited with revolutionizing the training of underrepresented minorities at Mount Sinai. She takes a personal interest in each student and works to ensure they excel beyond their expectations.

Terry A. Krulwich

Terry A. Krulwich
She identifies gaps in their learning and designs individualized plans to guarantee their success. Dr. Krulwich served as Dean of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences from 1981 to 2002 and established and directed the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Over 100 underrepresented students were mentored by Krulwich during this time.
In 2001, she received funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to establish PREP which provides recent college graduates from underrepresented minority groups one- to two-years of intensive mentored research to facilitate their pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Almost 40 students have participated and 70% of them have entered Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. training.

Dr. Krulwich, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. ###

The William A. Hinton Research Training Award will be presented during the 109th General Meeting of the ASM, May 17-21, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ASM is the world’s oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 43,000 members worldwide. ASM’s mission is to advance the microbiological sciences and promote the use of scientific knowledge for improved health and economic and environmental well-being.

Contact: Garth Hogan WEB: American Society for Microbiology

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