Students earn scholarships

Five medical students have been awarded the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Campus Mazzuchi Scholarship. Kirsten Salmela, Chelsea Meloche, Andrea Kubicki, Valerie Taglione and Cameron Anderson were each chosen to be recipients of the scholarship. These third-year medical students were selected for their commitment to practicing medicine in the Upper Peninsula after residency training, with interest in specializing in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, hospitalist medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or psychiatry. The scholarship fund, which began providing financial assistance in 1983, was renamed the Mazzuchi Scholarship in 2006 to honor Dan Mazzuchi, MD. The retired physician and former Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Region CEO and community assistant dean was instrumental in developing the UP community campus, one of the college’s seven campuses in Michigan. He also helped launch the Marquette Family Medicine Residency Program and served as chief of staff at Marquette General Hospital. Above, retired physician and former CEO and Community Assistant Dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine UP Region, Daniel Mazzuchi MD, joins the class of 2019 Mazzuchi Scholarship recipients. From left: Kirsten Salmela, Chelsea Meloche, Andrea Kubicki and Valerie Taglione. Not pictured is Cameron Anderson.