Sommer Awarded Medical Alumni Endowment Grant

May 27, 2010 -- Dr. Courtney Sommer, currently a third year General Surgery Resident, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Medical Alumni Endowment Grant Fund through the UNC School of Medicine's Medical Alumni Association. The aim of the Endowment Fund Grant is to fund proposals from new investigators or established investigators exploring new areas of discovery from UNC faculty or housestaff that will promote excellence in education, research or service and has a high likelihood of being sustained in the future.

Dr. Sommer's project is entitled Assessment of Breast MRI Utilization in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer in a Privately Insured Population. This is the second grant Dr. Sommer has been awarded this year.