Azmina Karukappadath Wins Lasker Essay Contest
Medical student Azmina Karukappadath, class of 2024, has been recognized as one of six winners in the ninth annual Lasker Foundation Essay Contest. This award is given to scientists and health professionals in training whose work embodies exceptional traits in the area of science communication. Each awardee will receive a $5,000 stipend. Karukappadath’s essay, titled “Two Fields, One Dream,” is a reflection on her interdisciplinary pursuits in medicine and technology. In her career ahead, she hopes to continue to use technology in her medical career as well as to help address healthcare disparities.