Nursing Research Student McClain Receives Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Posted on 4/1/2016 1:19:00 PM

Please join us in congratulating the Nursing McNair Scholar, Kara McClain, one of only 16 Pennsylvania students to receive the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

McClain intends to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from IUP. She will pursue a combined MD/PhD in molecular and integrative physiology, and will conduct research related to cardiology and neurology with applications to clinical practice.

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