Varina Clark, a 3rd year medical student in the David Geffen School of Medicine is the recipient of the competitive Dean’s Leadership in Health and Science Scholarship. She will receive funding to do a one-year fellowship in Dr. Soban Umar's lab in the Department's Division of Molecular Medicine. Her translational research project is focused on the investigation of novel gene therapy for right ventricular failure in the context of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The committee was impressed with the quality of her project, and the strength of the mentoring relationship between Dr. Umar and Ms. Clark described. After the fellowship, she will resume her medical school training as a 4th year medical student.