Mullin Scholars Selected

The University of Chicago Medicine has announced this summer’s group of Ted Mullin Scholars who will join cancer research teams at Comer Children’s Hospital at the Hyde Park campus in Chicago.  The scholars are undergraduate veterans of the annual Ted Mullin Leave It in the Pool Hour of Power for Cancer Research.  They are: 

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  • Brittney Colon, SUNY Oswego ’20 – Biology;
  • Margaret Harrington, Vassar College, ’19 - Biology; 
  • Brandon Hilliard, Carleton College, ’18 - Chemistry; 
  • Grace Marshall, Carleton College, ’20 - Undecided.

The Scholars pursue a 10-week internship at the University of Chicago Medicine assigned to a pediatric cancer research team at Comer Children’s Hospital. The scholars will train alongside some of the best and brightest minds in pediatric cancer research and patient care. The selected scholars study for a full summer in a pediatric cancer laboratory under the direction of an expert faculty member, gaining invaluable experience and making meaningful and long-lasting relationships. The scholars’ work contributes to the groundbreaking pediatric and adult cancer research underway across the medical center.

Participation in the Hour of Power is a requirement for application to the Ted Mullin Fund Scholar program.  The Hour of Power is sponsored by Carleton College and this year had nearly 180 teams and over 8,400 athletes participate.  This group of four scholars brings the total number of scholars over the past five years to 24. 

The National Date for the 13th Annual Ted Mullin Hour of Power will be November 13th, the second Tuesday of November (as always).  Registration for the event will be open as of August 1st.  For more information about the Hour of Power, please Click Here

Eight of the previous 17 Scholars have graduated from college, and of these individuals, six are now pursuing postgraduate education by way of medical school, joint MD/PhD programs, or postgraduate research. The remaining two students are studying for the MCAT and looking forward to applying to medical school soon. The seven previous scholars still pursuing their undergraduate degrees have secured excellent scientific research opportunities to further their education and training in the field.