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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lansdale woman headed to Sweden to work on cardiovascular research


Rebekah Wieland of Lansdale,  graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors at Mount Holyoke College‚Äôs 175th commencement exercises.

Wieland, a Pre-Medical student majored in Biochemistry and minored in Mathematics. Among her many honors, she was a Division III National Scholar Athlete (Newmac Academic All Conference Crew Team), Seven Sisters Scholar Athlete, and Sarah Williston Scholar. Wieland recently won the Grand Prize Poster Competition at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa (the oldest undergraduate honors organization in the United States) and to the Sigma Xi Society (the Scientific Research Organizations of North America).

She has also been chosen as a 2012-2013 Fulbright Award winner. She will be doing cardiovascular research at The Center for Gender Medicine at The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden before attending Medical School.

She is the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Dr. Diane Wieland of Lansdale.

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