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Student Grantees to Present Research on September 11 at the Academy

New York (August 13, 2018) –  The New York Academy of Medicine announces the recipients of its 2018 research awards for medical and dental students: the Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research, the David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award, and the Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology. The sixteen grant recipients conducted their research over the summer, and will present findings at the Medical and Dental Student Forum at the Academy on Tuesday, September 11. All are invited to register and attend this free event.

“The Academy is deeply committed to supporting and sustaining the growth of the next generation of health professionals through our medical and dental student grant and fellowship programs,” said Academy President Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS. “We congratulate this year’s recipients and encourage them to stay involved with the Academy throughout their education and careers.” 

Each year, The New York Academy of Medicine awards more than $400,000 in grants and fellowships to medical students, seasoned physicians, and investigators to support the advancement of health care studies. Applications for the Academy’s 2018-19 research fellowships and summer 2018 student grants will open in early October 2017. Please visit the Academy’s Awards & Grants page for details and application materials.

We congratulate the following 2018 student grant recipients. Research projects were conducted at each grantee’s medical school, unless otherwise noted. 

The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grant in Cardiovascular Research awarded a stipend of $4,000 to the following students to pursue research projects seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases:

Karel-Bart Celie
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine
“The Role of a Novel Differential Density Hydrogel in Improving Angiogenesis”

Christopher Grubb
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
“Electromechanical Wave Imaging: A Novel, Non-Invasive Approach to Localizing Arrhythmias Prior to Catheter Ablation”

Sharon Klein
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Research conducted at Mount Sinai
“Economic Modeling to Address Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure”

Ruina Zhang
New York University School of Medicine
“Changes in thrombotic risk in pre-and post-bariatric surgery patients via HDL modulation of megakaryocytic cholesterol content”

The Academy acknowledges the Corlette Glorney Foundation for its generous support of the Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research.

The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award was established to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The following students each received a $4,000 stipend to complete their research projects:

Stacey Martinez 
Upstate Medical University 
Research conducted at Mount Sinai
“STOMP-C Ob/Gyn Screening and Linkage to Care Pilot in at risk women of childbearing age”

Eileen Wang
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity and Very Low Birth Weight Babies: A Qualitative Study on Women’s Experiences of Peripartum Care”

Kayli Workman
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Research conducted at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
“First Assessment of Injection Drug Use Practices and Associated HIV Risks in Kigali, Rwanda”

Ariel Yang and Nahid Bakhtari
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Research conducted at the Centre Valbio U.S. Headquarters  
“Evaluating an Artificial Neural Network Smartphone Application for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Soil-Transmitted Helminthiases”

Lai Yu Tsang and Christine Pando
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Research conducted at the Centre Valbio U.S. Headquarters  
“DrOTs: A Social Network Analysis to TB Transmission and Redefining TB Screening through the Assessment of Indoor Air Pollution in Remote Communities”

Cindy Zhao
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Research conducted at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“Harnessing the Diversity of Surgeon Characteristics to Pursue Better Outcomes in Underserved Populations: Which surgeons should we recommend to vulnerable patients?”

The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology awarded a stipend of $4,000 to each of the following students to pursue a clinical or basic science research project in the field of urology:

Jeffrey Arace
SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
“Screening of Prostate Cancer”
 

Dora Jericevic
New York University School of Medicine
“Measures of Visceral Fat and Partial Nephrectomy Perioperative Outcomes”

Sina Mehraban Far
Stony Brook University Medical Center
“A randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy of a condensed 6-week protocol to the standard 12-week protocol of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in the treatment of overactive bladder”

Alex Xu
New York University School of Medicine
“15 Year Mortality After Radical Prostatectomy for Localized Prostate Cancer in the Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening Era”

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