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Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Future Small Town Physicians Recognized

“I could not be more proud of you all for you selfless dedication to this field,” said Academic Director of the Rural Medicine Program Dr. Larry Wit. Learn more about the 13th annual Rural Medicine Program Celebration Dinner where eight students were honored for completing this program.


Auburn University at VEX Robotics World Championship

Congratulations to Hunter Terry, Dj Smith, Omar Zuaiter, Kate Kramer, and Nathan Tolbert whom advanced into their division finals in just their first year! See a photo of the team and find out more about this achievement at the VEX Robotics World Championship.


Monika Raj from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a Recipient of a 2019 APS Early Career Lectureship

“It is an honor to be invited to speak at this international conference and represent Auburn University with my research in peptide and protein chemistry,” explained Dr. Raj, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Find out more about this accomplishment.


COSAM Professor’s Latest Book Summarizes New Ideas on Evolution

“It really centers on the evolution of mitochondria, which was the starting point for complex life,” Dr. Hill explained. Read more about “Mitonuclear Ecology” -- the latest book by Dr. Geoff Hill in the Department of Biological Sciences


Learn About the Importance of Unrestricted Giving

“My time at Auburn as a chemistry major was pivotal to my career as a physician and scientist. At this time in my life I am fortunate to be able to give financially to COSAM through Dean Giordano’s unrestricted fund so that others may have the opportunity to enjoy a similar superlative, life changing experience.” -- Dr. Roger Hudgins ’75, Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Find out more about unrestrictive giving.


Clinical Laboratory Science Students Provide Blood Types and Increase Awareness of Medical Laboratory Science during National Laboratory Professionals Week

“We wanted to increase the awareness of Medical Laboratory Science as a profession by showing people just one of the many types of tests that we run in the lab,” said Shannon Uhl, president of Lambda Tau, the honor society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Check out this event.


World Traveler Finds Home with COSAM

“What I love most about physics is the problem-solving aspect of it,” Will said. “My favorite part of it is solving these problems that we are given in class and thinking about how that would happen in the real world.” Find out more about this student who has lived in Atlanta, Indiana, Colorado, and even France, and is now home at Auburn studying physics.  

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