Regenerative Medicine Research Earns Margaret vanSchaayk, Bioethics Graduate student, Top Poster Honors
March 29 2018
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine One of the top student research projects nationwide accepted for participation in the 22nd Annual Posters on the Hill comes from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Summer Scholar alumnus Margaret vanSchaayk and Wake Forest University graduate student in the Masters of Bioethics Program. Posters on the Hill is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) which is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and scholarship. vanSchaayk’s poster was selected from among 400 competitive applications which were narrowed to just 60. Her poster is titled, “Effects of Bioactive Molecules on Skeletal Muscle Development in 3D Bioprinted Muscle Constructs.” vanSchaayk participated in WFIRM’s Summer Scholars 2017 program where she spent 10 weeks in the lab working on 3D bioprinted muscle constructs with faculty mentors Sang Jin Lee, Ph.D. and Ji Hyun Kim, Ph.D. She graduated last May from Wake ForestUniversity where she earned a bachelor’s in communication with minors in chemistry and biology and has continued her research at WFIRM. She will graduate with her Masters in Bioethics in May and then apply to medical school. “It is always exciting and gratifying when a student achieves such an honor,” Lee said. “We are very excited for Margaret to represent WFIRM at this prestigious event.” She will attend the 22nd Annual Posters on the Hill, which will take place on April 17-18, 2018, in Washington, D.C. This popular, annual event gives students the opportunity to showcase their research to congressional members, meet with their representatives, and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research.
April 3 2018
Congratulations are due to Hailey Cleek, a student in Wake Forest University’s JD/MA in Bioethics joint degree program, & the Senior Articles Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review's Board of Editors has won first place in the 2018 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights Law, co-sponsored by If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (CRRJ). If/When/How’s letter stated: “Your submission, Borders Across Bodies: Assessing the Balance of Expanding SCHIP Coverage at the Expense of Advancing Fetal Personhood stood out among an impressive showing by other writers. We received many excellent papers that demonstrated solid research, innovative ideas, sharp legal analysis, and excellent writing skills – and yours was the most remarkable.”
Hailey Cleek, a student in Wake Forest University’s JD/MA in Bioethics joint degree program, has been appointed the Senior Articles Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review's Board of Editors for 2018-19.
February 19 2018
Congratulations Hailey! Hailey Cleek, a student in Wake Forest University’s JD/MA in Bioethics joint degree program, has been appointed the Senior Articles Editor on the Wake Forest Law Review's Board of Editors. The Senior Articles Editor works with other Articles Editors on Law Review to evaluate articles for possible publication. The Senior Articles Editor contacts authors in order to make publication offers and to consummate any agreements to publish. After consulting with the Articles committee and with the Editor in Chief, the Senior Articles Editor may extend an offer to a potential author. To submit an article for consideration, please see Scholastica. The Wake Forest Law Review is a legal periodical typically published five times a year: September, October, December, April, and May. The Law Review contains articles written by legal scholars, judges, practitioners, and academics, as well as case notes, comments, and empirical studies written by students of Wake Forest University School of Law.