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of I. student awarded graduate scholarship for study of aging
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
A University of Illinois student in the Medical
Scholars Program in the College
of Medicine has won a 2007-2008 Paul D. Doolen graduate scholarship
for the study of aging.
Alexander Parent of Savoy, winner of the Doolen award in the biological-bomedical
sciences category, will receive $4,000.
Parent is working on developing novel treatments for two of the most
common urological diseases found in the aging male population: prostate
cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Through the Medical Scholars Program, he will receive a doctorate in
chemistry as well as an M.D. degree. He received a bachelor’s
degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University.
The Doolen Scholarship is awarded annually to graduate students in their
second year of study or beyond whose principal scholarly interest is
in the field of aging. The scholarship was established in 1986 by an
endowment from the Retirement Research Foundation, Oak Park, Ill., to
honor the late Paul D. Doolen, a longtime member of the foundation’s
board of directors and a 1927 Illinois graduate.