The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) selected Ikeotunye (Ike) Chinyere as a recipient of a Biosense Webster Inc. scholarship for Medical Students. The scholarship is awarded to select medical students who show promise in medical research, cardiology, and academic medicine. Chinyere, who graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in physiology, may apply the $10,000 scholarship award toward his medical school education.
ABC states the scholarship was created to promote diversity in medicine, encourage commitment to eliminating health care disparities and support future cardiologists, while helping to alleviate medical student debt. Chinyere is pursuing a dual MD/PhD degree in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and is part of the highly productive Steve Goldman Research Lab in the Sarver Heart Center. Chinyere was acknowledged during the Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner in Atlanta, GA, on October 15.