Student Researcher of the Year

2023/2024 - Athena Masi 

On behalf of the Student Researcher of the Year Nominee Selection Committee, we are pleased to announce that Athena Masi OMS-III has been selected as the Touro COM - Middletown candidate for National Student Researcher of the Year. Athena has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to research and pushing the boundaries of medicine. Key experiences that the SROY committee would like to highlight are her first author publication in the Encyclopedia of Toxicology: 4th Edition, serving as a medical student intern at the American College of Radiology at Yale University, as well as her involvement in the Charles River Laboratory among many other amazing research experiences. We are very excited to announce her as the winner of the TouroCOM 2023-2024 Student Researcher of The Year."

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SROY Selection Committee

Congratulations Athena Masi on this award! On behalf of the SROY Selection committee and the SGA, we are proud of your accomplishments and contributions thus far to the medical field. 




2022/2023 - Angela Ho OMS-IV

“On behalf of the Student Researcher of the Year Nominee Selection Committee, we are pleased to announce that Angela Ho, OMS-IV has been selected as the Touro COM - Middletown candidate for National Student Researcher of the Year. Angela was selected for her dedication to osteopathic research and for advocating for her peers. During her time at Touro, Angela has participated and conducted research in numerous areas including mental health, women's health, and taking the lead on a national project to identify and work to resolve disparities in research opportunities for osteopathic students as National Research Director for SOMA. Angela has numerous publications, presentations and speaking engagements. Her vast research experience coupled with her extensive leadership experiences have set her apart as an exemplary student researcher who merits the utmost recommendation for this award.


Congratulations, Angela! We wish you the best in your future endeavors. Your dedication to osteopathic medicine and research will surely have a major positive impact in the future.”

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SROY Selection Committee