Molly Tolins at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, is the winner of the 2013 Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest. She won the $500 first prize for "The Bilingual Brain: Current Theories and Research in Dual Language Processing.”
Second prizes ($250 each) went to Bryan Lubomirsky at the University of Toledo for "Preliminary study on the relationship between visitation in the emergency department and post-traumatic mental health" and Michelle C. Liu at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for "A case of reversible neuropsychiatric symptoms in HIV due to toxic leukoencephalopathy.”
Winners were announced by the Medical Student Education Division of the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, which received articles, essays and review papers from medical students across the country.
The contest was established by Stanley Kaplan, MD, a member of the psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience faculty from 1954 until his death in 2011, to encourage improved writing and research skills among medical students. The Dr. Stanley M. Kaplan foundation provides continued support of medical student education and this contest.