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Above Other Awards: The Pride of Publication

April 29, 2013
One elusive honor

She was valedictorian, Gates Millennium Scholar, UNCF/Merck Fellow, and more, but a research paper in a peer-reviewed journal was still a dream for Angel Byrd. That changed with last month’s Journal of Immunology. Credit: Photos by Frank Mullin/Brown University

Dedicated, passionate and energetic, M.D./Ph.D. student Angel Byrd has earned many accolades and research opportunities. But she only recently won a young scientist’s most coveted prize: publication as lead author of a paper highly esteemed by her colleagues. Well on her way to fulfilling her dreams both in research and medicine, Brown University M.D./Ph.D. student Angel Byrd nevertheless had recently begun to define herself by what was missing, said her adviser, Dr. Jonathan Reichner, associate professor of surgery (research). She still wasn’t a published author.

Read more of David Orenstein's article about Angel Byrd.