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Medical, Dental Students Will Do Research

Summary

107 medical and dental students will spend the coming academic year conducting research as HHMI medical student fellows and HHMI-NIH research scholars.

Students from 48 medical and dental schools across the country will spend the coming year discovering firsthand what physician-scientists do, with support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). They are recipients of approximately $2.9 million in new HHMI research fellowships and awards.

Two HHMI programs enable medical and dental students to spend a year doing mentored research. This year, 64 medical students received HHMI research training fellowships, which they will use at medical research centers nationwide. Another 38 medical students and five dental students were accepted as HHMI-NIH research scholars. They will live and work on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, where the research scholars program is based at a facility informally known as the Cloister.

Physician-scientists are essential to the advancement of medical research.

William Galey, HHMI Graduate Science Education Program Director

“Physician-scientists are essential to the advancement of medical research,” said William Galey, HHMI's graduate science education program director. “Such individuals are aware of existing problems in human health and illness, so they are in a unique position to translate new basic science knowledge into the treatment of disease.”

HHMI has long been committed to the concept of the physician-scientist. “HHMI's two medical research training programs aim to expand the pool of medically trained researchers by providing medical and dental students with an extended research opportunity,” said Galey.

“We are pleased that these programs have been exemplary in their representation of the underrepresented pool of women, although there is more to accomplish, ” he added. Women comprise 42 percent of the new HHMI medical student fellows and the research scholars.

Since the Institute's programs for medical students began, HHMI has supported research training for 905 medical student fellows and 779 research scholars. A list of 2004 fellows and research scholars follows.

2004 HHMI-NIH Research Scholars

Oluwaseun Akeju

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School

Christopher Andrew Barker

University of Florida College of Medicine

Benjamin Guerard Bruce

Stanford University School of Medicine

Brian Curran Capell

New York University School of Medicine

Benjamin F. Chu

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Joseph Flaherty Churchill

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Ingrida Dapkute-Marcus

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Jason Brett Diamond

Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brian James Dlouhy

New York University School of Medicine

Katherine Jee-Soon Downey

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Nancy Jean Edwards

Duke University School of Medicine

Parvin Fatheddin

Duke University School of Medicine

Pauline Funchain

The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

Alexander H. Gelbard

Tulane University School of Medicine

Felix M. Gonzalez

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Elizabeth Ann Guancial

Harvard Medical School

Katherine Brittain Hobbs

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

LeRon Celeste Jackson

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Mahim Jain

Indiana University School of Medicine

David Thor Johnson

Indiana University School of Medicine

Brian Kim

University of Washington School of Medicine

Thomas Patrick Krupica

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Yoomi Lee

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

John Kyung Lee

Dartmouth Medical School

Karen Marie Likar

University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Stanley Yung Liu

University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

Amit Rajendra Majithia

New York University School of Medicine

Kevin Patrick Martinez

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Regan Michelle Memmott

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Steven Richard Mickelsen

University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Carmen Ruzica Mikacenic

University of Washington School of Medicine

Hiral Patel

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School

Jade Nable Quijano

University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Anjana Ranganathan

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Rajesh Rao

Yale University School of Medicine

Melissa Lauren Russo

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Susan Maryam Shamimi-Noori

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Rabie M. Shanti

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Michael Joseph Stone

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Tilak Kumar Sundaresan

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

William Carlyle Van Cleve

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Stephen Wayne Waldo

University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

Cindy Wei

Washington University School of Medicine

2004 Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students

Awardees

Institution

Jason Yeates Adams

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Rajan Bahl

New York University School of Medicine

Nicole Rochelle Benitah

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania)

Laura M. Bevelock

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Orin Bloch

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Yolanda T. Chik

Duke University School of Medicine

Gabriel Tsing-Tzong Chong

Duke University School of Medicine

Jessica H. Chow

Duke University School of Medicine

Lei Chu

Baylor College of Medicine

Bidhan Bihari Das

Yale University School of Medicine (Harvard University)

Emily Dawn Eads

Duke University School of Medicine

Kyle Jennings Eash

Washington University School of Medicine

Kevin Forsythe

Stanford University School of Medicine

Corinna Catherine Franklin

Harvard Medical School

Oscar Gonzalez

Stanford University School of Medicine

Rachel Nicole Grisham

Duke University School of Medicine

Christiane Lynn Haeffele

Duke University School of Medicine

James Joseph Harding

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Stanford University)

Daniel Higginson

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

John Travis Hinson

Harvard Medical School

Kelley A. Hutcheson

Duke University School of Medicine

Isaac Obiri Karikari

Duke University School of Medicine

Diana Katsman

University of California Irvine College of Medicine (University of California, Los Angeles)

Clara Kim

Brown Medical School

William Henry Kitchens

Harvard Medical School

Holbrook Ewin Kohrt

Stanford University School of Medicine

Johannes Kratz

Harvard Medical School

Ameya Ravindrakumar Kulkarni

Yale University School of Medicine

William Buck Kyle

Cornell University Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Baylor University)

Lewis Zhiyuan Leng

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Charles Lin

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Paulina Luczak

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Mary-Elizabeth Anselmo Muchmore

Stanford University School of Medicine

Karla N. Munoz

Harvard Medical School

Sheila Naghshineh

Harvard Medical School

Amish Atulbhai Naik

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Mark Howard Neely

Duke University School of Medicine

Ivana Nikolic

Duke University School of Medicine

Bryan Ong

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School

Lisanne Palomar

Dartmouth Medical School (Washington University)

Sarita Ulhas Patil

Duke University School of Medicine (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

James Peacock

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Columbia University)

Matthew Bryan Potts

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Masha Rand

Yale University School of Medicine

Neal Matsumori Rao

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Gordon Miles Riha

Baylor College of Medicine

Jack Robert Schleiffarth

University of Minnesota Medical School-Minneapolis

Daniel Paul Sherbet

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School

Matthew Thomas Siedhoff

Stanford University School of Medicine

Leroy Sims

Stanford University School of Medicine

Eytan Stein

Northwestern University Medical School

Anna Jadwiga Szary

Harvard Medical School

Viviany Rodrigues Taqueti

Harvard Medical School

Allan Wiley Tulloch

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Tracy Susan Tylee

University of Washington School of Medicine

Anil Someswar Vedula

Yale University School of Medicine (University of Miami)

Chet Ridall Villa

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Annie Wang

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Harvard University)

Sophia Wang

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Harvard University)

Bruce Mao Zheng Wang

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Olga Kagan Weinberg

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (University of California, Los Angeles)

Jeremy Blaine Wingard

Duke University School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania)

Hui Xue

Duke University School of Medicine

Adam Jacob Zucker

Duke University School of Medicine

Note: A fellowship institution other than the medical school is indicated in parentheses.

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