A trio of students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently received awards for excellence in research and academics.

Fourth-year student Mariya Kalashnikova received a $10,000 Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship from the American Medical Association Foundation. The scholarship recognizes outstanding medical students nationally and Kalashnikova was one of only 21 students so honored.

Third-year student Connor Corcoran received a national research award in August at the National Medical Student and Residents Conference in Kansas, MO, for his family medicine poster “Health Literacy is Associated with Patients’ Adherence-Related Knowledge and Motivation, but Not Adherence or Glycemic Control.”

Second-year student Pooja Jaeel received a research award from the California Academy of Family Physicians for her family medicine research on “Diabetic Group Visits to Improve Exercise and Diet Adherence and Increase Glycemic Control.”