A Gaithersburg pharmaceutical company has announced that Seneca Valley High School student Yiwei Li has received the MedImmune Advancing Science for Better Health award for her science project. MedImmune sponsored Montgomery County’s ScienceMONTGOMERY fair, and presented the award to recognize the scientific work of a high school junior or senior. On March 16th MedImmune awarded Li for her project (or PhD thesis?) entitled Discovering New Splicing Forms in von Willebrand Factor to Understand Clotting Diseases.
Li graduates in June 2008 and intends to pursue a career in the medical field. As winner of the award, Li received (among other things) an offer for a six-week paid internship at MedImmune.