Armand J. Quick Award

For Outstanding Senior
Medical Students in Biochemistry

AJ Quick, MD PhD
The Armand J. Quick Award honors the memory of Armand J. Quick, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry from 1944-1964.

Dr. Quick was an internationally recognized contributor to knowledge concerning the basic mechanisms of blood clotting and to techniques involving the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhagic disorders. Dr. Quick is best known for the Quick prothrombin test. 

The Quick Award is given to honor the senior students who, in the opinion of the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry, have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in Biochemistry and research with a dedication to future medical research.

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  Armand J. Quick Award Current Recipients

Tarin Bigley, MD, PhD

Tarin was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Biochemistry. He entered the MD/PhD program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2008.

Tarin completed his PhD in the lab of Dr. Scott Terhune in the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. His doctoral dissertation research involved studying mechanisms of antiviral action and resistance during human cytomegalovirus infection. He also characterized antiviral efficacy in a stem cell model of neuronal congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Tarin obtained an NIH Fellowship for his dissertation research. His research has been published in high impact journals with two of his publications being highlighted as articles of significant interest in the Journal of Virology. Additionally, he has presented his work at several international meetings. Tarin also utilized technical skills in mass spectrometry to contribute to multiple collaborative efforts that have been published in high impact journals.

After graduation from MCW, Tarin will begin training in the Pediatric Residency Program at Washington University/St. Louis Children's Hospital. He will participate in the Pediatric Physician-Scientist Training Program where he will obtain residency, clinical fellowship, and research fellowship training. He plans to pursue a career as a physician-scientist.

Jacob M. Wilson, MD

Jacob was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised just east of the city in New Richmond, Ohio. He then went on to Miami University (OH), graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors, receiving a BA in Zoology prior to coming to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Shortly after coming to MCW, Jacob joined the lab of Dr. T. Clark Gamblin and Dr. Kunnimalaiyaan (Department of Surgery) to participate in research studying hepatocellular and cholangiocarcinoma. Jacob's work in the laboratory examined the effect of MK2206, an inhibitor of AKT, on the proliferation of human cancer cell lines. Jacob's work was done as part of the summer research program, physician scientist pathway, and was funded in part by the national award – the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award. Jacob's work in the Surgical Oncology Lab resulted in numerous publications, local, national, and international presentations, as well as a local research award from MCW.

After graduating from MCW, Jacob will begin his training in Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University and hopes to ultimately work towards a career as a surgeon-scientist.

  Previous Armand J. Quick Awardees

2015 – Erica Schmitt, MD, PhD and Ben E. Biesterveld, MD

2014 – Tyce Kearl MD, PhD and Wasakorn Kittipongdaja, MD

2013 – Krista E. Asp, MD

2012 – Jamie Privratsky MD, PhD and Kevin Riggle, MD

2011 – Lance M. Relland MD, PhD and Cheryl J. Maenpaa, MD

2010 – Jonathan M. Skarie MD, PhD and Corbin D. Sullivan, MD

2009 – Brandon T. Larsen MD, PhD and Christopher R. Henry, MD

2008 – Andrea B. French, MD

2007 – Sakkapol Ongwijitwat MD, PhD and Joseph P. Roche, MD

2006 – Sachin Patel MD, PhD and Michael D. Roseblum MD, PhD

2005 – Timothy J. Nelson MD, PhD

2004 – Matthew J. Riese MD, PhD and Brooke A. King, MD

2003 – Brent L. Fogel MD, PhD and Andrew E. Trochlell, MD

2002 – Jason A. Jarzembowski MD, PhD

2001 – Jonathan M. Bock MD and Anand Krishnan Ganesan MD, PhD

2000 – Stacey A. Strege-Sjoberg MD, PhD and Robert E. Sonnenburg, MD

1999 – David Potter MD, PhD

1998 – Heather A. Stanko, MD

1997 – Richard J. Gumina MD, PhD

1996 – Cathleen M. McCabe, MD

1995 – Grace Clarke, MD

1994 – Paul W. Hruz MD, PhD

1993 – Gerald P. Loushin, MD

1992 – David K. Gaffney MD, PhD

1991 – James P. Thomas MD, PhD

1990 – John Caton, MD

1989 – Bert G. Tardieu, MD

1988 – Barry J. Roseman, MD

1987 – James P. Witter MD, PhD

1986 – DuWayne Willett, MD

1985 – Jon R. Resar, MD

1984 – Mark L. Kadden, MD

1983 – Mark I. Freedman, MD

1982 – Carol Anne Popp MD, PhD

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