Graduate scholar Hannah Gold has received the 2022 Society of Chemical Industry Perkin Medal Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded at the Perkin Medal Award dinner on September 13, 2022 in Philadelphia.
The Perkin Medal scholarship program was established to recognize and reward outstanding performance and potential in the advanced study of applied chemistry or related sciences, and to
broaden awareness of the Perkin Medal and the contributions to society that this prestigious award represents.
The recipient is chosen by the winner of the Perkin Medal; this year’s Perkin Medal winner, Dr. Dennis Liotta, says: “Hannah is a future superstar. She is a fast learner with an excellent work ethic. She is also intrepid, always up for a new challenge. Layer on top of these qualities a pleasant and outgoing personality and you’ve got a great picture of Hannah Gold.”
“Hannah has been a leader in our program since day one,” adds chemistry communications manager, Kira Walsh. “She is our first chemistry MD/PhD in quite some time and we are fortunate that she is setting a high standard for her peers. She is always willing to help us improve and make it easier for the next MD/PhD student to achieve great things in chemistry.”
Hannah is starting her second year in the Liotta Lab as a chemistry graduate student, and her fifth year overall in Emory’s MD/PhD program. She is interested in the synthesis and pharmacokinetics of anticancer nucleoside analogs. Upon completion of her PhD, she will return to medical school and apply for a general surgery residency with the hope of becoming a surgical oncologist. Prior to entering the MD/PhD program, Hannah earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Emory.