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Dr. Jon DeShazo has received a Blick Scholars Award from VCU

Jan 12, 2015

Dr. Jon DeShazo has received a Blick Scholars Award from VCU.  These awards, made possible by a generous bequest from Lavinia Blick, are given only every four years to a maximum of ten junior faculty on the MCV campus. Blick Scholars are selected through a highly competitive nomination process that includes documented growth toward achievement of national or international recognition. The awards provide $15,000 for each of four years to support the research agenda of the Blick Scholars. Dr. DeShazo was also a speaker in the first student-organized TEDxVCU in November at the Altria Theater.  His talk, "It’s your research, too. Own the discovery and feel good," described how individuals can assure that medical research focuses on high impact outcomes.  He also highlighted volunteers whose participation left a greater than life legacy.  Dr. DeShazo was among 14 speakers selected through audition.