University of Notre Dame junior Patrick O’Hayer has been named a 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. He was selected from thousands of applicants to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year.
O’Hayer is a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program and is majoring in biology, with a minor in philosophy. He plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program and wants to conduct translational medical research, likely in the field of molecular genetics.