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Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Ameringer, one of six 2010 Blick Scholars! Below is an excerpt from the MCV Foundation’s Chronicle of Giving- to read the entire article, please visit the Winter 2010-2011 Chronicle Of Giving.
“The Blick Scholars Program is the only research award program of its kind on campus,”
said Sheldon M. Retchin, M.D., Vice President for VCU Health Sciences and CEO, VCU Health System. “It is unique because it furthers the promising medical research of our
junior faculty members. The long-term impact of the program has the potential to extend
beyond our campus boundaries into communities, research facilities, medical institutions
and patient care plans around the world.”
The 2010 inaugural Blick Scholars Award funds the work of young scientists from the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy. “Blick Scholars are chosen through a highly competitive nomination process which includes documented growth toward achievement of national or international recognition, a developing record of obtaining external research funding, collaborative scholarship and a primary faculty appointment in one of the health sciences schools,” explains David C. Sarrett, D.M.D., M.S., Associate Vice President for VCU Health Sciences. “This program recognizes those who are setting a high standard and, as such, will encourage others to try and attain similar levels of recognition.”
“I’m thrilled to receive the Blick Scholar recognition,” said Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor, School of Nursing. “It allows me time for my research and scholarship.” Dr. Ameringer studies pain and symptom management in young adults with chronic disease. “It’s fascinating to me because [Mrs. Blick based her decision to include the entire MCV campus in her estate plan] on the care that was provided by physicians, nurses, care partners, and administrative assistants – it takes all those people to make a wonderful impression and for some reason research struck a chord with Mrs. Blick.”

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