Foundation Awards 2020

Foundation Awards 14 Scholarship Grants This Year

The DuPage Medical Society Foundation Board of Trustees announces the awarding of fourteen student scholarship grants.

Abhishek Sethi, Naperville, is the 2020 recipient of the prestigious James P. Campbell, MD, Memorial Scholarship. Described by a professor as "smart, motivated, intellectually curious and creative, driven, personable, and possessing boundless passion for research and medicine," Sethi is drawn to ophthalmology as a specialty. With an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, he is deeply committed to research in artificial intelligence that can reduce the incidence of blindness worldwide. Among his many extracurricular activities, Sethi is a hospice volunteer and president of the South Asian Medical Student Association.

Clara Ryan, Downers Grove, is awarded the 2020 William B. Frymark, Sr., MD, Honorary Scholarship. Entering her second year of medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ryan works three jobs while maintaining an exceptional record of academic achievement. She holds a bachelor's degree in neuroscience, a master's in biotechnology, and remains deeply engaged in volunteer activities that promote health literacy, leadership skills and self-empowerment among youths in diverse communities.

Other 2020 scholarship recipients include:

Muneeb Ansari, Glendale Heights, Medicine

Michael Brancato, Naperville, Medicine

Rohan Chakrabarthy
, Naperville, Medicine

Sunil Dommaraju, Westmont, Medicine

Allison Harvey, Wheaton, Occupational Therapy

Philip Kaiser, Glen Ellyn, Nurse Anesthesia

Lisa Laurenzana, Lombard, Medicine

Mira Malavia, Aurora, Medicine

Olivia Negris
, Wheaton, Medicine

Aubrey Sieve, Lisle, Medicine

Andrew Tran
, Glen Ellyn, Medicine

Ryan Trippel, Glen Ellyn, Medicine

"Entrusted by our generous donors to wisely award our limited scholarship funds, the caliber of our candidates makes that task fairly simple," 
Lanny F. Wilson, MD, Foundation president observed. "Every year we evaluate such exceptional candidates it gives us great faith in the future of health care."

Each year the DuPage Medical Society Foundation awards 100 percent of the funds received from contributors. Including this year’s grants, the Foundation has awarded over $415,000 in student scholarships.