Domonique has been a Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship recipient throughout her undergraduate and post graduate studies. We applaud her and her family for her recent White Coat Ceremony at Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine!
Dr. TNT Scholarship
We are always looking for top notch students in all fields of study. If you are serious about a college career, desire helping others after you graduate, and are committed to improving the city of Milwaukee – WE WANT YOU!
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The Dr. Terence N. Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2014 awards. All applicants must be a graduate from a Milwaukee high school…. with a grade point average of 3.0 GPA or better. Visit the MCJ web site and click the TNT prompt to learn more and complete the application.
Post Graduate Stipends from the Ernestine O’Bee Awards are available for scholars wishing to continue with Post Graduate studies.
ALL 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED AT The Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship Brunch Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Italian Conference Center.
The Dr. Terence N. Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501-c-3 corporation whose mission is to support educational excellence. To learn more, visit us online at DrTNTScholarship.org
Dominique Weathers, Senior at FairField University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, has been invited to make a poster presentation at the Tenth Annual New England Science Symposium on Friday, April l, 2011 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
A medical school aspirant, Weathers first presented her research at the 10th Annual Poster Session of Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society at FairField University’s Chapter, on April 29, 2010.
Her Topic of Research: “Phenotypic analysis of nuclear envelope mutants in C.elegans,” was extensive and Anita Fernandez, Ph.D., acted as her sponsor/advisor.
Weathers’ abstract theorizes: There are many diseases that affect human beings, which are caused by the malfunctioning of the nuclear envelope, such disease include Progeria, Werner Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy and others. These diseases can lead to many different physical side effects within humans, including premature aging, and skeletal and cardiac muscle problems.
The nematode worm C.elegans is an outstanding model organism for studying gene function because it is a small, easy-to-manipulate animal with a rapid life cycle and a short life span.
Weathers’ research found non-lethal mutants in five genes encoding different components of the nuclear envelope. She studied these mutants to determine whether disruptions in genes that encode components of the nuclear envelope can give off the same physical defects observed in human patients with nuclear envelope defects.
The physical variables included life span, the number of progeny produced, and their locomotion efficiency. The research study was performed from September 2009 to April 2010.
Weathers is the daughter of Ms. Arlisa Mchenry; and she is a four-year recipient of the Dr. Terence N. Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. where 98% of the scholars graduate with honors and 85% continue to post graduate studies and degrees.
Weathers and twelve other honor students will again be awarded $2500 each at the newspaper’s 35th Anniversary Gala that held on August 6, 2011 at the Italian Conference Center.
On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake killed approximately 230,000 people in Haiti and left millions homeless.
Almost 1 year later to the day, from January 2 – 9, thirteen Xavier pre-med students, 2 staff from Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement and 4 medical professionals will commemorate that sad anniversary by traveling to Haiti under the medical auspices of Heart to Heart International (H2H).
H2H is a faith-based initiative, which has had teams in Haiti since the day after the quake. The Xavier group will live outside Port-au-Prince and commute into the city to H2H’s large primary care facility. Smaller teams will venture into the more remote areas during the week.
Menomonee Falls native and Milwaukee Community Journal 2010 Terence N. Thomas Scholarship Recipient Brittany Mays is one of the students chosen to participate in the trip. Brittany is a sophomore biology major at Xavier.
H2H will find lodging, 2 meals a day, translators, security and transportation in Haiti. The medical directors on site are a husband and wife, assisted by some Haitian nurses and other medical professionals.
While all of this is located for the Xavier group, by no means is it free. Rabbi Abie Ingber is the founding director of Xavier University’s Office for Interfaith Community Engagement. He estimates the group needs to find $50,000 to fly, feed and house 19 people for one week.
To help Brittany and the entire Xavier team get to Haiti, your help is appreciated. Tax-deductible donations may be sent to Xavier University, Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, 3800 Victory Parkway ML 2120, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Please make checks payable to Xavier University IFCE. Please call 513-745-3569.