Association of Black Cardiologists Honors UA College of Medicine - Tucson MD/PhD Student

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) selected Ikeotunye (Ike) Chinyere as a recipient of the Dr. Richard Allen Williams Scholarship for Medical Students. The selection committee cited his scholastic, personal and professional accomplishments, noting he showed great promise in pursuing a career in cardiology. Chinyere, who graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in physiology, may apply the $5,000 scholarship award toward his medical school education. He is pursuing a dual MD/PhD degree in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and is part of the highly productive Goldman Research Lab in the Sarver Heart Center. Chinyere (center) was acknowledged during the Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, on September 29. He is pictured with Kevin Williams (left), BMW, the corporate sponsor of the award ceremony, and Richard Allen Williams, MD, founder of ABC.