Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Passage through My College Life:
from ICAS Volunteer to Medical School
ICAS Summer Symposium
The Korean Diaspora:
facing The Korean-/Asian-American Community (KAAC)
August 1, 2009 Saturday 9:30
AM - 4:30 PM
We are pleased to share
with you that Christopher Chung will address "Passage through My College Life:
from ICAS Volunteer to Medical School" at the ICAS Summer Symposium on August 1, 2009.
Christopher Chung, ICAS Intern
and a member of the ICAS Youth
Excellence Program, will begin this fall his medical student career at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2009, graduating
summa cum laude with majors in Biochemistry and Biology. He is a member of the
Phi Beta Kappa national honors society and was awarded the Roy and Marianthi Vagelos
Scholarship by the chairman of the undergraduate Biochemistry Program
at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate he participated in an immunological research
with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine. Chris conducted primary research in areas including HIV-1,
Chikungunya virus, and DNA vaccines. His efforts have resulted in the co-authorship
of six papers which have been published in various scientific journals.
Chris also participated in diabetic research with the Department of Surgery at the University
of Pennsylvania as well as proteomic research at the Wistar Cancer Institute. In addition to serving as a Pre-health Mentor through
the Pre-Professional Access Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, he was actively involved in volunteer work
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Chris is an alumnus of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Chris was ICAS Volunteer in his high school days.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President