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NYAM Announces Recipients of 2014-15 Medical Research Fellowships and Student Grants

Each year, The New York Academy of Medicine awards more than $350,000 in grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. Thanks to the generosity of the donors who established named funds to support research and learning in a wide range of fields, NYAM's awards, lectureships, research fellowships, and student grants exist in perpetuity to honor the accomplishments, tenacity, and promise that the honorees exemplify.

“NYAM is deeply committed to conducting and advancing evidence-based research to improve the public’s health, and we are pleased to support the critical research efforts of this year’s fellowship and student grant recipients,” said Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, NYAM President.

“We encourage medical professionals and students to learn about and apply for the next round of fellowships and student grants,” said Donna Fingerhut, Director of the NYAM Office of Trustee and Fellowship Affairs. Details can be found here.

NYAM is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 Fellowship and Summer 2014 Student Grant recipients:

Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases (2014-2015)

  Kanwal Farooqi, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
“Creation and Validation of Low Cost 3D Cardiac Models from MRI in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease”

Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship for Research in Urology (2014-2015)

  Padriac O’Malley, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
“Development of Novel Diagnostic Imaging Applications for Prostate Cancer”

Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research (Summer 2014)

   Li-Wei Chang, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
“Developing an Algorithm for Classifying Tissue Types in Myocardial Images Obtained by Optical Coherence Tomography”
Sarah Marks, University of Michigan Medical School
“Cigarette Smoke Regulation of Cholesterol Transport in Atherosclerosis”
Kevin Schesing, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
“The Effect of Sirt1 on Cardiac Phenotype in High Fat Diet Treated Mice”

The David E. Rogers Fellowship Program (Summer 2014)

  Elizabeth Ackley and Amulya Iyer, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
“Sexual, Reproductive and Preventive Needs of Young Men in La Romana”
Stephanie Baker, Georgia Regents University
“Identifying Perceived Needs and Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Peruvian Women”

Anna Chang, The City College of the City University of New York, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
“Assessment of Access to Resources for Healthy Diet and Physical Activity in an Urban Community Health Center Population”

Nicholas Hutchings, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
“Identifying Risk Factors for Fragility Fractures among Elderly Armenians: Initiating Treatment and Prevention Strategies”
Alice Zhang, University of Maryland Medical School
“Disadvantage, Trauma, and Emotional Regulation in Children: the Role of Families in Moderating Physiological Stress Responses”

Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grant in Urology (Summer 2014)

  Sarah Abramson, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“Facilitators and Barriers to Treating Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer - Frontline Urologists’ Views”
  Michael Goltzman, New York Medical College
“TERT Promoter Mutations as Putative Biomarkers of Urothelial Carcinoma”
  Christopher Ryan, Weill Cornell Medical College
“Retrospective Evaluation of Role of Hormonal Manipulation on Bone Age in Children and Adolescents with Klinefelter Syndrome”

The student grant recipients will present their research at the 2014 Medical Student Forum at NYAM on September 4, 2014. All are invited to register and attend this free event.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowships in Cardiovascular Diseases are open and due November 1, 2014. Applications for the 2015-2016 Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship for Research in Urology, Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research, David E. Rogers Fellowship Program, and Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology will open on October 1, 2014. Please visit NYAM’s website for updates and application materials.

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Posted on August 21, 2014

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