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ACFAS/PICA Future Leader Scholarship: Recipient Announced

The new ACFAS/PICA Future Leader Scholarship provides a $40,000 academic scholarship to one very fortunate student, supported by an unrestricted grant from PICA - and we are thrilled to announce the recipient of this incredible opportunity, Trevor Page, Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine ’23, along with the other nine finalists. The future of the foot and ankle surgical profession will be in good hands with these 10 stand-out students and burgeoning leaders.

ACFAS Student Club Faculty Advisors on all 10 campuses nominated the top student leader from each podiatric medical school to apply for this award. ACFAS President Michael J. Cornelison, DPM, FACFAS shared, “The ability of ACFAS to provide the absolute best programs and services to its members depends on the excellence of those very members — these 10 exceptional finalists leave me excited for their futures, as well as that of ACFAS.”

2023 ACFAS/PICA Future Leader Scholar
Trevor Page
Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine ‘23

2023 ACFAS/PICA Future Leader Scholar Finalists
Sheena Cherukara
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine ‘24

Jeneen Elagha
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine ‘24

Jake Loitz
California School of Podiatric Medicine ‘23

Chanelle Mariano
Western University College of Podiatric Medicine, ‘24

Shadi Mattar
Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine ‘23

Madeleine Mehaffey
UT Rio Grande Valley School of Podiatric Medicine, ‘26

Gabriel Roberts
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery ‘24

Gregory Rose
New York College of Podiatric Medicine ‘23

Jonathan Westerveld
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine ‘23

“PICA, the nation’s market leading malpractice insurance carrier for foot and ankle surgeons, is privileged to partner with ACFAS to fund the ACFAS/PICA Future Leader Scholarship! Since our founding, PICA has had a singular mission: We Protect Podiatrists,” said PICA President Ross E. Taubman, DPM, FACFAS. “By partnering with ACFAS to create this scholarship, we continue our commitment to developing the future leaders of our specialty.”

Thank you to PICA for your generous support of our future leaders, and congratulations to Trevor and all the finalists!

ACFAS Region Support

The mission of ACFAS' nine Regions is to promote at the state and local level the superior care of foot and ankle surgical patients through education, research and the promotion of the highest professional standards.

The primary use of Region funds is through the provision of educational programming at a grassroots level and support of educational endeavors through the creation of grants; scholarships; and support of students, residents and young members just starting practice. The Regions are committed to supporting students and residents, specifically their research posters and manuscripts and young researchers' travel and attendance at the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference.

Please visit your Region webpage for more information about funds available, or contact your Region President with any questions or to request support.