2013 Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The Amanda Hope Skolnick
Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the
Department of Pharmacology while an
undergraduate at Iowa. In her junior year of study, Amanda’s life tragically ended after
being struck by a motor vehicle in Iowa City. The Skolnick family made a generous donation to the Department of Pharmacology to
establish a tuition scholarship award in memory of Amanda.
Our 2013 award recipient was Ben
Weidemann. Ben has been a Laboratory
Assistant in Dr. Justin Grobe’s laboratory since the spring of 2011. He is an outstanding
student who graduated with honors this past May with a double major in Biology and Chemistry, and was just one course short of a third major in Biochemistry – all in addition to his
substantial time spent working in the lab. He hopes to enter an MD/PhD
program. Our congratulations and best wishes to Ben!