Dimitrije Spasic, bio pre-med and chemistry major, has been accepted as a presenter at the Graz Student Medical Congress. A sophomore, Dimitrije will be presenting alongside master’s and doctoral level students. Dimitrije has also been accepted as an ambassador to the Congress, to help spread word of the project and its host university, the Medizinische Universität Graz (MUG), in the United States, and to investigate possible connections for Lake Erie College and the MUG.
The theme of this year’s presentation is "Discovering Diversity in Research,” and will include participants from all over Europe and the world. Dimitrije will be presenting his research on Meckel's Diverticulum, a disorder of the intestinal tract, especially as pertaining to children; his project is entitled "Meckel’s Diverticulum-Anatomical Characteristics and Clinical Importance.”A native of Serbia, Dimitrije is studying in his second year at LEC, and is a member of the men’s tennis team.
Professor Weber, at Lake Erie College, had this to say about Dimitrije and his acceptance to the Congress:
"I am delighted to see Dimitrije Spasic elected as an ambassador and to give a presentation at the 2013 Medical Congress in Graz. Dimitrije is an outstanding student. His enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and drive to succeed make him a tremendous pre-med student at Lake Erie College."
"I am proud to be Dimitrije's mentor and clinical adviser for this prestigious honor. He frequently asks very detailed questions and performs his own research far above what is required for class. His enthusiasm, intellect, compassion and drive to succeed make him a model student who will succeed in the field of medicine and make significant contributions to science. It is with great pride I congratulate Dimitrije on this well deserved honor to present at the Medical Congress in Graz."