2019 Scholarship Dinner and Entertainment Ceremony

Old Ranch and Country Club,
3901 Lampson Avenue Seal Beach,
CA 90740

6:00 to 11:30 p.m.

$185 per person

Join us for our Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner this year.

□ Yes, I/We would like to serve as the PLATINUM SPONSOR – $5,000 – Logo/Name listed on HAMDS website and digital invitation, full page ad in program, signage as Platinum Sponsor; premium seating, 8 tickets to event (table of 8)

□ Yes, I/We would like to serve as the GOLD SPONSOR – $2,500 – Logo/Name listed on HAMDS website, digital invitation, program, signage as a Gold Sponsor; 4 tickets to event

□ Yes, I/We would like to serve as the SILVER SPONSOR – $1,000 – Name listed on HAMDS website, digital invitation, program, signage as a Silver Sponsor; 2 tickets to event

□ Yes, I/We would like to serve as the BRONZE SPONSOR – $500 – Name listed on HAMDS website, program, signage as a Bronze Sponsor; 1 ticket to event

□ Yes, I/We would like to serve as the INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR – $250 – Name listed in program; 1 ticket to event

2019 Scholarship Dinner

2019 Hippocrates Award Honoree

Charalabos (Harry) Pothoulakis, MD, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Eli and Edythe Broad Chair in Medicine
Chair of Research, Director, IBD Research Center
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Pothoulakis graduated from the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki Medical School in Greece where he also completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as his M.D. honors dissertation. After serving for 2 years at the Medical Corps in the Greek army, he joined the Division of Gastroenterology at Boston University Medical Center as a Research Fellow in Gastroenterology in 1982. After completion of his fellowship, he became a faculty member at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr Pothoulakis joined the Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in 1996 as an Assistant Professor and became full Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in 2005, when he also received an honorary degree from Harvard University. Read more

2019 Scholarship Winners

Angelides Sophia

UC Irvine School of Medicine

Sophia Angelides was born in Berkeley, California to Stephen and Thalia Angelides. Both of her parents are of Greek descent and her family originates from Amfissa, Ikaria, Corinth, and Kefalonia. She was baptized and grew up in th

Parisis Nikolas

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Brandenton, FL

Nikolas Parisis was born in Lodi, California to two wonderful parents, Angelos and Thekla. He is the oldest of four siblings and their family’s heritage hails from the island of Kefalonia. His childhood involved frequent trips to the motherland and strong involvement in the communities of Stockton and Modesto through Greek music and dance. At the age of 13 years old, Nikolas began learning to play music from Crete, specifically the Cretan lyra and mandolino. He now performs Cretan music at FDF, weddings, and dinner dances, with his brother who plays laouto. Read more

Bacol Sina

USC Ostrow School of Dentistry

I was baptized Efrosini Marjorie Bacol at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Greek Orthodox Church in Long Beach, California. As both my parents are first generation Greek Americans, I spent my childhood immersed in the Greek Orthodox culture and faith. As an active member in our Greek community I participated in GOYA, Maids of Athena, and the Folk Dance Festival.  Read more

Lazaris Andreas

Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine

A Los Angeles native, Andreas Lazaris attended elementary school at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox School in the San Fernando Valley, where he furthered his understanding of the Greek language and his Greek identity. Following St. Nicholas, he attended Chaminade College Preparatory High School and subsequently began college at UC Berkeley, where he majored in Cognitive Neuroscience with plans to attend medical school. Read more

Sarantopoulos Christos

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

My name is Christos Nicholas Sarantopoulos and I was born in Pasadena, California. Both of my parents come from Greece. From a young age, my parents and grandparents taught me the Greek traditions and values that I appreciate such as family, respect for others, education, and the teachings of the Greek Orthodox Church.        Read more

Sarantopoulos Nikolaos

Western University of Health Sciences

Nikos Sarantopoulos is currently a second-year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences. Prior to entry, he dedicated his time to stem-cell research at the Center of Tissue Engineering at UCI Medical Center.   Read more

Ellis Zachary

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zachary Dimitri Ellis was born in Irvine, California to David and Georgiann Ellis in May of 1996. He is of Greek descent on his mother’s side and Croatian descent on his father’s. His Greek heritage originates from the Peloponnese, Crete, Samos, and Athens. Read more

Courelli Asimina

UC San Diego

Courellis Hristos


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