Merit Award ICAHO 2016

The following author(s) have been awarded ICAHO 2016 Merit Award.

Ella Starobinska

B.S., B.A., MD Candidate, Class of 2017

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Abstract title : IS HPV A CULPRIT FOR BREAST CARCINOMA?: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

Ella Starobinska is currently a 4th year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine—Phoenix. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, she moved to Tucson, Arizona with her family. There she attended the University of Arizona, receiving a B.S. in Physiology and a B.A. in Russian Studies with a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology.  After moving to Phoenix for medical school, she was fortunate to meet Dr. Divyesh Mehta, the chief of the hematology-oncology division at Maricopa Medical Center, who has mentored and inspired her throughout her graduate training. Ella is grateful to the Binaytara Foundation for the honor of receiving the ICAHO Merit Award. This award alleviates the financial burden associated with travel expenses and strengthens the ties in the international research community by allowing other young researchers, like Ella, to travel to the conference in order to share their scholarly work.