SRTP 2013 Student Profile "My SRTP experience exceeded my expectations. I had the unique opportunity to become immersed in biomedical research with a physician mentor practicing in the field I wanted to pursue, and to meet diverse students from across the country. I was able to translate this experience into journal publications and fellowship training at MGH." - Cesar Castro, SRTP Class of 2001; Clinical Fellow in Oncology, Class of 2011
SRTP Class of 2013
Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
"The Effects of SOX2-OT Overexpression on the Growth and Differentiation of a Human Glioblastoma Cell Line"
Graduate Institution: Brown University
Degree: Master in Public Health
Preceptor: Rhonda Bentley-Lewis, MD, MBA, MMSc
Department: Medicine, Diabetes Unit
"The Impact of Race on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Subsequent to Gestational Diabetes Mellitus"
Undergraduate Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Preceptor: Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH
Department: Pediatrics; Center for Child and Adolescent Health Research and Policy
"Raising the Purchase Age of Tobacco in Massachusetts Towns: Feasibility and Effective Strategies"
Undergraduate Institution: Delaware State University
Preceptor: Gazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD
"Alterations in Immediate Early Genes and Glutamate Receptors in the Hippocampus During Abstinence from Cocaine Self-administration"
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Preceptor: Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD
Junior Preceptor: Pierre Leblanc, PhD
Department: Medicine, Infectious Disease
"VaxCelerate: The Use of MTBhsp70 as an Adjuvant to Produce Novel Self-assembling Vaccines"
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ)
Preceptor: Kevin Raskin, MD
"Mega-Endoprosthetic Infection After Limb Salvage Surgery: A Retrospective Study on the Effect of a Cement Spacer on the Lifespan of a New Mega-Endoprosthetic"
Undergraduate Institution: Stanford University
Major: Art History
Preceptor: Cesar Castro, MD
Department: Medicine, Cancer Center
"Optimizing a Novel Holographic Imaging System to Detect Protein Markers on Cervical Specimens"
Undergraduate Institution: Yale University
Major: Comparative Literature; Pre-Med Track
Preceptor: Noopur Raje, MD
Junior Preceptor: Loredana Santo, MD
Department: Medicine, Cancer Center
"The Role of Pim Inhibition in Multiple Myeloma"
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Preceptor: Robert Gerszten, MD
Junior Preceptor: Andre Dejam, MD, PhD
Department: Medicine, Cardiology
"A Novel, High Throughput Method for Measuring Insulin Release at Physiologic Concentrations"
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Preceptor: Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD
Department: Radiation Oncology
"Evaluation of a Clinical Nurse Navigation Program in Oncology"
Medical School: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Preceptor: Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD
Junior Preceptor: Beatriz Gomez Perez-Nievas, PhD
"Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3β (GSK-3β): A player and potential therapeutic target in Alzheimer’s Disease"
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Preceptor: Harald Ott, MD
Junior Preceptor: Jacques Guyette, PhD
"Biomimetic Stimulation for Alignment of Cardiomyocytes on Decellularized Whole Heart Matrix"
Undergraduate Institution: Oberlin College
Preceptor: Marcela Del Carmen, MD
Junior Preceptor: Alejandro Rauh-Hein, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Comparison of Clinical Outcomes in Clear Cell and Endometrioid Ovarian Cancers Arising in Endometriosis to Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary"
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Preceptors: Karen Kuhlthau, PhD and Elyse Park, PhD
Department: Pediatrics; Center for Child & Adolescent Health Research and Policy
"Preventing Burnout and Promoting Resiliency among Medical Interpreters of Oncology Patients"
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