MD/MPH student Berger receives two prestigious awards this month

Alexander Berger, a fourth-year MD/MPH candidate, received the UNC Graduate Teaching Assistant Chancellor’s Award and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) John Gibbons Medical Student Award this April.

The UNC Graduate Teaching Assistant Chancellor’s Award is awarded to an exemplary graduate teaching assistant based on demonstrated and consistent excellence in teaching, creation of a dynamic intellectual environment, respect for intellectual diversity, and success in positively affecting a broad spectrum of students both in and outside the classroom.  Alexander received the award for his teaching of Anatomy and Physiology in the Biology Department.

The ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Award is given annually to a North Carolina medical student who best demonstrates commitment to a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  This award fully funded the student to attend the National ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting.

Alexander is studying interventions to prevent and treat obesity.  The title of his Master's Paper is "Behavioral Interventions for Weight Management in the Post-Partum Period."


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