Whitfield Randolph Scholarship

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Whitfield Randolph Scholarship

Whitfield Randolph Scholarship

The Whitfield/Randolph Scholarship is awarded annually to a UVa School of Medicine student in the joint M.D./Ph.D. Program who is doing research on the human nervous system.  The award stipulates that first priority be given to students conducting research on Alzheimer’s Disease.  The recipients shall be known as the Whitfield/Randolph Scholars and shall be selected at the discretion of the Dean of the University School of Medicine.  The award may be given to the same student any number of years. 

This award was created by Mr. Randolph Whitfield of Atlanta, Georgia in memory of his parents, James Bryan Whitfield and Margaret Hayward Randolph.  Mr. Whitfield's son, Dr. Randolph Whitfield, Jr. received his medical and graduate degrees from UVA in 1965 under a similar dual program.
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Past Whitfield/Randolph Scholars

Year Winner Dept. Mentor Research Title Current Status
2013 James Cronk Neuroscience Dr. Jonathan Kipnis Neuro-Immune Interactions MSTP Graduate Student, Neuroscience, UVa
2010-
2012
James T. Walsh Neuroscience Dr. Jonathan Kipnis Neuro-Immune Interactions MSTP Graduate Student, Neuroscience, UVa
2008- 2010
Kisha J. Young Neuroscience Dr. James P. Bennett Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration MSTP Graduate Student, Neuroscience, UVa
2003-
2004
Louis B. Brill Cell Biology Dr. James P. Bennett Gene Expression Responses in a Cellular Model of Parkinson's Disease Resident Physician, Dept. Pathology, UVa
2002 Shaharyar(Shah) Khan Neuroscience Dr. James P. Bennett Mitochondrial Gene Therapy for Neurologic Disease Chief Scientific Officer, Gencia Corp.
2001 Carolyn A. Cronin Neuroscience Dr. Heidi Scrable The Role of Tyrosinase in Retinogeniculate Development: Generation and Use of a LAC-Regulatable Mouse Model Chief Resident, Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
2000 Warren Shawn Carbonell Neuroscience Dr. James Mandell Microglial Migration Following Brain Injury Senior Level Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, Department of Radiation Oncology and Biology
1999 David S. Cassarino Neuroscience Dr. James P. Bennett Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Nuclear Responses in Sporadic Neurodegenerative Diseases Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA
1998 David S. Cassarino Neuroscience Dr. James P. Bennett Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress and Nuclear Responses in Sporadic Neurodegenerative Diseases Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA
1997 Michelle Anne Freeman Burack Neuroscience Dr. Gary Banker Biosynthetic Membrane Transport Pathways in Neurons Resident, Neurology, Washington Univ. School of Medicine
1996 Claxton A. Baer Neuroscience Dr. Federico Gonzalez Structure-Function Analysis of Interphotreceptor Retinoid-Binding Protein Ophthalmologist, Concord, N.C.
1995 Morry DuVall Brown Neuroscience Dr. Scott VandenBerg The Regulation of Expression and Function of the Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein (LRP) in Diverse Neural Cell Subtypes Faculty, Neuroradiology, UVA
1994 Michelle Anne Freeman Burack Neuroscience Dr. Gary Banker Biosynthetic Membrane Transport Pathways in Neurons Resident, Neurology, Washington Univ. School of Medicine
1993 Beni Brian Wolf Biochemistry Dr. Steven L. Gonias Alpha 2-macroglobulin And The Alpha 2-macroglobulin Receptor/low Density Lipoprotein Receptor-related Protein: Multifunctional Regulators Of Nerve Growth Factors. Scientist, Molecular Oncology, Genentech
1992 William Thang Katz Biomedical Engineering Dr. John Gable Semiautomated Segmentation and Display of Three-Dimensional Images of the Head Self-employed, Entrepreneur
1991 Costa Marc Colbert Neuroscience Dr. William Levy Excitatory Actions And Associative Synaptic Modification Of Perforant Path Synapses In Hippocampal Ca1. Associate Professor, Univ. Houston, Biology & Biochemistry
1990 Jonathan William Beckenstein Neuroscience Dr. Eric Lothman The Ontogeny of Excitatory and and Inhibitory Neurotransmission in the Rat Hippocampal Formation Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth University
1989 Calvin Joseph Cruz II Neuroscience Dr. Robert M. Beckstead Dopaminergic Control of Substance P Levels in Rat Striatonigral Neurons Physician and Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Family Practice and Neurology
1988 Donald E. Born Neuroscience Dr. Edwin W. Rubel The Role of Neural Activity in Regulating the Structure and Function of Auditory Neurons Clinical Associate Professor, Univ. Washington, Pathology-Neuropathology