The Razdolskys Celebrate Awards and Graduations

Dr. Razdolsky and Anna were proud parents when they learned their daughter Elizabeth received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD and Other Dual Doctoral Degree Fellows (F30) from the National Institute of Health. Elizabeth will receive more than $48,000 to study a protein called pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), which may regulate blood vessel formation and scar formation in wounds. These studies may suggest future therapeutic options for tissue regeneration, fibrosis and cancer. Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and is in her fourth year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. The Razdolskys’ youngest son Ricky recently graduated from University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in integrated physiology. He will start dental school at New York University in the fall. Youngest daughter Marjey also recently graduated from Stevenson High School. Dr. Razdolsky and Anna cheered on lots of graduates in addition to Marjey during the ceremony, because many of them are previous patients of Forever Smiles. Marjey will head off to college in the fall. We congratulate all of our graduates and wish them the best of luck as they enter this exciting new chapter in their lives.