Branden Engorn, M4, is the recipient of the Beverly Chaney Award administered through the Joseph Collins Foundation. The Joseph Collins Foundation was formally established in 1951 at the bequest of the late Dr. Collins, who is regarded as a pioneer in the field of neurology. His purpose in creating the foundation was to assist “ambitious and determined” students in their study of medicine. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest in “arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine.“
Only four awards are given nationally for outstanding medical school graduates. Branden was one of the awardees this year and received a cash prize of $10,000. Branden ranks in the top of his class, has been a class leader and this past year was President of the Medical Student Government. In July, he will start his residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.