Scott A. Mackler, MD, PhD, Medical School Memorial Scholarship
Throughout his life Scott A. Mackler, May 7, 1958 to November 13, 2013, was the classic overachiever. He pushed himself both physically and academically. Before Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) entered his life in 1998, he was a marathoner, a former Penn soccer player, a teacher, a renowned research scientist, and a very caring physician, family man, and fraternal brother. As he progressively lost most of his physical abilities, Brother Mackler remained active with his mind and intellect – focused on being the consummate research scientist. As he overcame the physical hardships of living fifteen years with ALS, without the ability to move his muscles, he continued with his research, his activities, and his inspiration for thousands. His brother, Harvey, often referred to him as a Timex watch and its slogan “takes a licking and he keeps on ticking”.
Deadline for Applications: April 30th of each year