AASU Radiologic Sciences Student Earns Scholarship
(June 3, 2010) Sareh Sabripour, a student in AASU's Radiologic Sciences Department, has been awarded a Varian Radiation Therapy Student Scholarship from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in molecular biology, Sabripour maintains a 4.0 GPA at Armstrong and is scheduled to graduate in 2011.
Sabripour is interested in a career in dosimetry— a subspecialty in the fields of health physics and medical physics that is focused on the calculation of internal and external doses of radiation in the treatment of cancer patients.
“It is a growing field and something that interests me,” she said. She may also consider enrolling in medical school.
Raised in Honduras' La Mosquitia region by her Iranian parents, Sabripour grew up exposed to the field of medicine. Her father was a practicing surgeon in Honduras; her mother is a nurse.
She currently works two part-time jobs to help pay for her tuition.
“This scholarship is going to help me and my parents,” she said. “This will allow my family to be more at ease and give me a little more room to breathe while I finish my last year here at Armstrong.”