MD/PhD student Scott Tucker honored at Pediatric Research Day


Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program student Scott Tucker was honored with the 2018 Young Investigator Award at Penn State Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Research Day held May 28.

The award was the latest in a series of honors for Tucker, who is working on his thesis research in the lab of Gregory Lewis, MS, PhD.

Other honors Tucker has received recently include:

  • 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society International Section of Fracture Repair poster award, presented to Section of Fracture Repair members for their excellent research related to the fracture repair, facture healing, bone regeneration and trauma
  • 2018 Daniel A. Notterman Physician Scientist Award for outstanding Clinical Research Conference presentation
  • Penn State Center for Health Organization Transformation PhD Scholar (under the leadership of principal investigator Conrad Tucker
  • 2017-18 de facto co-adviser for team that won Capstone Design Conference Award (first among 67 teams) at Penn State Harrisburg Engineering

Tucker’s collaborators include Ed Fox and Spence Reid, among others. Originally from Holland, NY, Tucker completed his bachelor of science in biomedical engineering at Cornell in 2010 and is affiliate with the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State.


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