Third-year LSU Health Shreveport medical student and Episcopal High graduate Eugenia White has been named a 2016-17 Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research fellow, which pairs her with a mentor and provides $30,000 for research.
She also will be reimbursed for travel and lab expenses and for attending scientific meetings.
“The Sarnoff Foundation is an outstanding organization dedicated to training the next generation of elite cardiovascular physician scientists,” said Dr. Chris Kevil, professor and director of the LSU Health Shreveport Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences. “Eugenia was part of a highly competitive process for selection with applicants from top medical schools across the nation like Yale, Stanford and Harvard.”
Eugenia’s mentor will be Dr. Kirk Knowlton, chief of cardiology at U.C. San Diego and the Edith and William M. Perlman Chair in Clinical Cardiology.
“I feel the support of the community in pursuing my goal of becoming a physician scientist,” White said. “The Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for mentorship in research during medical school. The foundation is dedicated to fostering a community of investigators with a common goal of mentoring students to drive change in healthcare.”
The 2016-17 Fellows will be introduced at the Sarnoff Foundation’s 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in April in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A native of Baton Rouge, White is a 2009 graduate of Episcopal High School. She finished Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in 2013 with a degree in chemistry with honors.