Congratulations to CDT Meaghan McGovern, Class of 2019, for being awarded a Fulbright award to France. Named after Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has been devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries since 1947. With oversight from the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Fulbright is the world's largest and most diverse international educational exchange program.
Meaghan McGovern, from Congers, NY, studies Physics and Computer Science while on the premedical track at West Point. She has conducted research in the Department of Chemistry & Life Science as part of the Clinical Biochemistry Team under the direction of Dr. Kevin O'Donovan, Dr. Ken Wickiser, and alongside laboratory technicians Mr. Jamie Reilly and Mr. Jesse Trump. Meaghan’s research with CLS has focused on matrix metalloproteinases as blood biomarkers that could predict the progression of osteoarthritis, inform injury recovery regiments, and help reduce combat evacuations for knee injuries.
Cadet McGovern won a Fulbright award for her grant proposal, “Biomedical Impacts and Applications of Heat Nanosources for Individualized Medicine.” She will pursue a two-year masters in Molecular Photonics for Biology and Nanotechnology at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France.
Following her two-year masters program in Paris, Meaghan will attend medical school. She has already been accepted to the Jacobs School of Medicine at SUNY Buffalo, Penn State College of Medicine, and the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine.