Senior Lisa DeLucia recently obtained a $100,000 state grant for Geneva General Hospital. DeLucia interned at Geneva General her sophomore year, then last December she compiled grant applications on behalf of the hospital staff.
The grant, awarded this month, will allow for the more frequent testing of certain patients' lipid levels upon their admittance. The test, though costly, is one of the best methods for the early diagnosis – and therefore the prompt treatment – of a heart attack, DeLucia said in an article in the March 30 Daily Messenger.
Titled “College student does some lucrative writing,” the article also quoted Jim Ryan, professor of biology.
“Lisa has the grades to go to any medical school in the country,” Ryan said. “But her interest lies in dentistry, and she is going to be just a spectacular dentist.”