Medical Society Honors Zareen Choudhury with Medical Student Rising Star Award
Zareen Choudhury, daughter of Golam and Shanila Choudhury, was honored with a Student Rising Star Award from the Clark County Medical Society.
The award was presented to Zareen at the Clark County Medical Society Annual Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Zareen was selected for her exceptional academic and volunteer work.
Zareen is a 4th year medical student from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. After graduating from Meadows School, Zareen earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Public Health Science and Economics from the University of California, Irvine. At UC Irvine, Zareen helped publish multiple papers with the Department of Opthlamology researching a cure for ocular herpes (the leading cause of corneal blindness), and was recognized as a top student researcher. Additionally, Zareen worked as an academic advisor for her peers and helped promote cancer education through work with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
Addy Zilberman, from left, Zareen Choudhury and Shanila Choudhury – Photo – Las Vegas Review Journal
At UNR School of Medicine, Zareen has continuously volunteered at the Student Outreach Clinic, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, and travelled to Nicaragua to provide medical care and public sanitation in rural Nicaragua.
Last year (2012), Zareen was selected as the medical student representative for the Clark County Medical Society, where she has been able to work with leaders in the medical community on health care issues affecting physicians and patients in Nevada. Zareen also worked as an academic advisor for her peers and helped promote cancer education through work with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.