2016-09-14 17:31:21 UTC

Sept. 21, 2016

The award, presented by the AGA Research Foundation, will provide Abgo with the opportunity to work in a research lab for the first time.

Kimberly Agbo, a first-year medical student at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ, won the 2016 AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship. 

Agbo discussed the award, presented by the AGA Research Foundation, and how it will impact her as a student and in the future.

What does this award mean to you?
“Winning the AGA Investing in the Future Student Research Fellowship has been one of the most exciting things that has happened to me since I entered medical school. To be chosen out of many prestigious applicants is humbling and I truly feel honored.”

How will this award affect you as a student?
“This award is going to open a new door for me as a student. I have never had the opportunity to work in a research lab, but I look forward to this rewarding experience. The field of research has always been unknown to me, but now with this award, I will be able to work with a wonderful mentor, Dr. Vincent Yang at Stony Brook University. I plan to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn from Dr. Yang.”

How will it affect your future career?
“The skills and experiences that I gain will surely be useful to me throughout my career and catapult me into success. With this award, my future research endeavors may include DO/PhD.”