Please check back in September 2016 for details regarding the next application cycle.

Background

The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the competition for The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research. The grants are awarded to MD candidates who are either enrolled in a New York-area medical school or plan to conduct research at a New York-area institution, to pursue 10-12 week summer research projects seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Eligibility Requirements

Preference will be given to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). In some cases projects outside the greater New York area will be considered, however, a mentor must be identified within the greater New York area. Funding will be provided for research projects lasting between ten (10) and twelve (12) weeks in the summer of the application year, preferably between the first and second years of medical school, but medical students in any year of their education may apply. Students are encouraged to pursue research projects that extend beyond the startup period. Students enrolled in combined MD/PhD programs are not eligible for this program. Additionally, eligible candidates are required to be a US citizen, permanent resident of the US, or authorized to work in the US for the period of time covered by this proposed award. For those individuals who may not meet this criteria, please email the program at glorney-raisbeck@nyam.org and exceptional circumstances may be considered.

Application Process

Applicants must provide the following as part of their application:

  1. Completed Application Cover Page
  2. Research proposal not to exceed 1 page which should include project title, applicant’s name, faculty mentor’s name, and research site. The font used should be Arial with a minimum 11 point type size. The application will be judged on the student’s input and creativity.
  3. Biographical sketch of the student, including research background, career goals and immediate goals for the research project.
  4. Signed letter of support from faculty mentor, including the role of the student, a plan for the mentor’s direct supervision of the student’s research activities, a plan for the student’s career development, and how the goals of the student will be achieved. Mentors are discouraged from sponsoring more than one student per award cycle.
  5. NIH biosketch of faculty mentor. (Sample at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/biosketchsample.doc)
  6. Listing of the laboratory's current sources of grant support.
  7. Documentation of mentor’s IRB or IACUC protocol approval or submission (if applicable) or waiver. The complete protocol is not required, only the appropriate approval or submission cover page. Approvals for pending protocols must be in place by the start of the grant. In the case of animal research, include a copy of the institution's current HHS Animal Welfare Assurance approval or renewal letter, or a letter from the institution's research administration office affirming that the animal facility complies with all federal standards and has been so certified.
  8. Completed and signed signature pages 1 & 2 (patent policy available online for download).

To begin the application process, click on the link below. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

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Award Information

Student grants will be awarded in the amount of $4,000, with a stipend of $3,500 for students pursuing a research project seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases in the summer of the upcoming year and $500 in lab support for the laboratory or department at which the student will conduct the research. The stipend will be paid directly to the sponsoring institution in two equal installments (at the beginning and end of the grant period). The second payment will be contingent upon the submission of a written report on the project.  Announcement of the successful applicants for the Glorney-Raisbeck Grants will be made in time for a summer research project to commence. Student grantees are additionally expected to present their research findings at NYAM's Annual Medical and Dental Student Forum in later August or early September following the summer of their project, to an audience of Academy Fellows, faculty mentors, research colleagues and fellow student grant awardees.

Contact information

Office of Trustee & Fellowship Affairs
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029-5202
Tel: 212-419-3544
Fax: 212-419-3615
email: fellows@nyam.org


Current & Previous Recipients 
2015 

Christian Piña

Effect of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Statin Use on Plaque Morphology Characteristics and Microembolization Rates during Carotid Revascularization    

Research conducted at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2014 Recipients

Kevin Schesing

The Effect of Sirt1 on Cardiac Phenotype in High Fat Diet Treated Mice

Research conducted at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School

Li-Wei Chang

Developing an Algorithm for Classifying Tissue Types in Myocardial Images Obtained by Optical Coherence Tomography

Research conducted at Columbia University

Sarah Marks

Cigarette Smoke Regulation of Cholesterol Transport in Atherosclerosis

Research conducted at Columbia University

2013 Recipients

Joseph Simonson

Regulation of ApoB-Lipoprotein Secretion by DLC25A14, NR4A3, and RBMS2

Research conducted at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Scott Oldebeken

Identifying Novel microRNAs that Target PCSK9

Research conducted by NYU School of Medicine

Jessica Chang

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy to prevent endothelial failure in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury

Research conducted at University of Toledo College of Medicine

Jeans Miguel Santana

Assessment of Lower Extremity Perfusion in Subjects with Peripheral Arterial Disease

Research conducted at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

2012 

Margarita Borovka
Efficacy of Treating Anemia in Heart Failure with a Preserved Ejection Fraction on Ventricular Function, Exercise Capacity and Health Status

Research conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Patrick William Moody

Supplementation of bFGF to Aid Replacement Tissue Vascularization

Research conducted at Weill-Cornell Medical College

Hannah Rosenblum

Evaluation of Salt Sensitivity in Young Adults

Research conducted at NYU Langone Medical Center

2011 

Stephanie Chu

Hydrogen Sulfide: Cytoprotection Against Oxidative Stress and ATP Fluctuation

Research Conducted at Joan & Sanford I Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Sue Hahn

The Kinetics of High Mobility Group Box-1 (HMGB1) During Acute Coronary Syndromes

Research Conducted at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Kseniya Khmara

Assessment of Endothelial Function by Dose Response Curve Methodology

Research Conducted at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

Gabriela Magda

Troponin Trends and Other Donor Characteristics as Predictors of Heart Transplant Recipient Outcomes

Research Conducted at Columbia University Medical Center

2010 

Michael McDowell

The Columbia University Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformation and Aneuyrsm Database

Research Conducted at Columbia University Medical Center

Yoann Millet

Investigation of the Signaling Pathway of Hydrogen Sulfide During In Vivo Mitigation of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury

Research Conducted at Joan & Sanford I Weill Medical College of Cornell University

2009 

Daniel Belkin

Microfluidic scaffolds for tissue engineering: a novel for fabrication technique for achieving rapid vascularization

Research Conducted at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Olakunle Ogunrinade

Differences in Endothelial Cell Response to Shear Stress in C57BL/6 and C3H/HeJmi

Research Conducted at Rockefeller University

Rushita Patel

Cross-talk between beta-adrenergic and P13K-Akt signaling in regulating cardiac calcium curent

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Ujas Shah

Treating pro-arrhythmic consequences of cardiac ischemia via synergistic gene and pharmacological intervention

Research Conducted at Stony Brook University

2008 

Adam D. Botwinick

A Novel Mechanism of Statin Mediated Plaque Regression

Research Conducted at New York School of Medicine

Christine Angela Capone

High-Throughput Screening of Therapeutic Compounds for Noonan Syndrome using transgenic Drosophila models.

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Darshan Doshi

Rottlerin and Vasoreactivity in the Vascular Smooth Muscle BK Channel

Research Conducted at Columbia University

Robert N. Joodi

Role of PKA activity in Carney Complex Tumorigenesis

Research Conducted at Weill Cornell Medical College

Elaine Shiang

L-type Calcium Channels in Heart Failure

Research Conducted at Stony Brook University

2007 

Shimon N. Aronhime

Astrocytes as a Cellular Source of Adenosine

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Christopher Charles Chang

Enhanced Endothelial Stem Cell Revascularization in Irradiated Ischemic Tissue

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Klass Govaert

Adult Human Mesenchymal Precursor Cell Therapy for Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure

Research Conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Pritha Payel Gupta

Physiologic Effects of Gap Junction Remodeling in a Mouse Cardiac Pacing Model

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Scott Jordan Kramer

Correlation of Measures of Platelet Reactivity by Optical Aggregometry and FACS

Research Conducted at Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

Gaurav Sharma

ADMA Generation by Thrombin Cleavage of High Molecular Weight FGF-2: A Novel Mechanism with Cardiovascular Implications

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Jose Manuel Silva

Novel Antioxidant Therapy in Prevention of Lung Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Research Conducted at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Sunil P. Singh

Enhancement of Pathologic Wound Healing through Topical Application of Pro-Angiogenic Progenitor Cells

Research Conducted at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Vitaly Terushkin

Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Endothelial Cell Biology

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Julie Yi Tse

Cardiomyocyte Replacement Following Ischemic Injury: Assessment of hESC-Derived Cardioblasts

Research Conducted at New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

2006 

Amy Chao

Risk Factors of Selective Cerebral Saturation Following Neonatal Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Research Conducted at University of California San Francisco

Rachel Sharon Edlin

The Effect of Aging on Type-IV Collagenase Levels and Activity in Ischematic Skeletal Muscle

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Matthew Robert Greives

Low-Dose Radiation Vasculogenesis Through the Induction of HIF-1 in Endothelial Cells

Research Conducted at Laboratory of Microvascular Research, New York University School of Medicine

Vivian G. Ng

Platelets as a Model System for Myocardial SERCA2a Nitration

Research Conducted at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Brendan M. O'Brien

Cell-to-cell Transfer of Short Interfering RNA in Cardiac Specific Connexin-40(Cx-40) and Connexin-45(Cx-45) Gap Junction Channels

Research Conducted at SUNY Stony Brook

Adam Lance Sandler

Intracerebral Penetrating Arterioles: Influence of Pressure and Flow on Vascular Response

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sunil P. Singh

A Novel Method to Improve Perfusion in Ischemic Flaps

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Vitaly Terushkin

Control of VEGF-Induced Angiogenesis by the p38 MAPK Pathway

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Cindy Yu

Influence of the Inward Rectifying Potassium Current, Ik1, Gradient on the Establishment of Sinoatrial Node

Research Conducted at New York University

2005 

In-Kyong Kim

Identification of Interacting Genes for Pulmonary Valve Stenosis in Noonan Syndrome

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Shin-e Lin

Mechanism of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Proliferation in Hypoxia

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Luis I. Garcia

Determinants of Impulse Propagation in the Heart: Effects of Cardiac Hypertrophy

Research Conducted at New York Veterans Administration Hospital

Joshua M. Lader

Age-Related Changes in Cell Size and Fibrosis: The Histology of Trial Arrhythmias

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

2004 

Samuel Baharestani

VEGF-Mediated Apoptosis in Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis In Vitro and In vivo

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Nicholas Bastidas

The effects of Aging on Ischemia-induced Vasculogenesis

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Joseph Ezra Glaser

The Role of Type-IV Collagen in in vitro HUVEC cord formation in GFR Matrigel matrix

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

David Wenhan Wan

Immunological Mechanisms of Premature Atherosclerosis in SLE patients

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

2003

Jennifer M. Capa

Response of Aged Vascular Stem Cells to Hypoxia: Implications for Collateral Vessel Formation

Research Conducted at New York University Medical Center

Sophie Chheang

Development of the Murine Cardiac Conduction System: Testing the Temporal and Spatial Dependencies of Embryonic Cardiomyocyte Differentiation and Induction

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Joseph Ezra Glaser

Collagen IV Remodeling In Ischemic Leg Revascularization: Determintion of Whether Functional Activity of MMP-2 and MMP-9 Contribute to Regulation of Hindlimb Angiogenesis, Revascularization, and Perfusion Following Ischemic Injury

Research Conducted at New York University School of Medicine

Ryan G. King

Oxygen Free Radicals in a Novel Murine Model of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Research Conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

2002 

Grace Kim

The Role of MCP-1 in Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Research Conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Jared Kravitz

Activation of CD4 on Human Arterial Smooth Muscle: Implications for Atherosclerosis

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Oren Tepper

Mechanisms of Ischemia-Induced Vasculogenesis

Research Conducted at the New York University School of Medicine

Adam Waldman

Gap Junctional Remodeling in Diseased Human Explanted Heart Pathology Samples

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2001 

Themy Frederic Dumlao, Jr.

Increased Fibronectin Expression in Aortic Regurgitation: Role of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MEK)

Research Conducted at Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Franklin Liu Chen

Localized Inactivation of Connexin43 Expression as a Model for Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Acquired Heart Disease

Research Conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Frank A. Nyberg

Can Changes in the Inward Rectifying Potassium Channel Precondition the Heart?

Research Conducted at SUNY- Stony Brook School of Medicine

Nathan M. Nair

Effect of amyloid-beta (A?) peptide and A? Blockade on Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Research Conducted at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons