Congratulations to Michael McConville for securing a Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. After graduating from Duke this May, McConville will continue his research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which he started, as an independent project, two years ago while interning at the Kinney Lab. McConville knew at a very young age that he wanted to be a physician and attend Duke University. He was well aware that to make this dream a reality, he would need to challenge himself by taking as many AP and honor classes as possible while also playing soccer, basketball and baseball. McConville’s determination and effort paid off and after graduating as the Valedictorian of Butler High School’s Class of 2012, he headed to Duke. McConville is majoring in Biology and double-minoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. In his spare time he still finds time to volunteer at the Duke Cancer Center and cheer on the Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball Team. He also created “Brackets4Life”, an online charitable fundraiser that channels the excitement of March Madness into finding a cure for SIDS. Michael does all of this in memory of his little brother, Christopher. We wish him the best of luck with the MCAT Exam and his dreams of becoming a physician.