Biochemistry major Mustufa Jafry wins President’s Medal!

Congratulations to Mustufa Jafry who has won the President’s Medal for 2016!  The President’s Medal is awarded to the student with the most distinguished UW record.  Mustufa is a talented research and scholar who has received multiple scholarships and has several papers in line for publication.  As a leader, he has served as co-chair of the UW Senior Gift Council, President and founder of UW Reach connecting pre-health students at the UW with medically underserved communities, and as president of UW Wellness Coalition, an organization working to reduce the stigma around mental illness and raise awareness  about mental health issues among veterans and people affected by homelessness in Seattle.

After graduation, Mustufa plans to pursue a medical degree at the UW School of Medicine and either a Master’s in Public Health or a Master’s in Public Policy.  His ambition is to become a physician in order to treat underserved populations.

2010 Graduation

Many of our Chemistry and Biochemistry Bachelor degree and PhD recipients joined us for a celebration of their accomplishments on Friday, June 11, 2010.  Over 300 bachelor degrees and 40 PhD degrees were completed during the academic year 2009-10.  The event was held in the HUB Ballroom with over 1000 students and their guests in attendance.  The keynote address was given by Dr. Susan Solomon, a noted PhD Chemist and a leader in the field of Atmospheric Sciences.  In 2007 Dr. Solomon served as co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  In 2008 the IPCC and Al Gore Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize.