Department welcomes 2016 Bolashak Scholars

October 14, 2016

The Department welcomed the 2016 Bolashak scholars at a reception held at MCV Alumni House. The scholars recently arrived from Kazakhstan for a 10 month internship at VCU. Dr. Zhanna Medetbekova, head of the Robotic and Functional Laboratory at the Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Astana, Kazakhstan, is focusing on child neurology mentored by Dr. Cheryl Bodamer. Dr. Arman Alpysbayev, an anesthesiologist and emergency care physician at the National Research Cardiac Surgery Center in Astana, Kazakhstan, is training in inpatient and outpatient pain management mentored by Dr. Eugenio Monasterio.