MD/PhD Student Winners at Research Week
MD/PhD students represented the program in their usual outstanding fashion
at OHSU's 2016 Research week.
Two students were recognized for outstanding oral presentations:
- Charlie Gast presented Cancer-macrophage fusion as a mechanism for metastatic disease
- Cymon Kersch presented The role of avβ3-Integrin and HER2 in breast cancer metastasis in the brain
And in the annual 3MT (three minute thesis) competition MD/PhD students dominated the awards.
- Allison Stickles received People's Choice award for her presentation on developing a single dose anti-malarial. Allison is about to graduate and head off to do Med/Peds residency at Cincinatti Children's hospital.
- Kevin Burfeind received 2nd place for his presentation on understanding cachexia. He's a 3rd year student, completing his first year in Dan Mark's lab and part of the Neuroscience graduate program.
Allison and Kevin will represent OHSU and the MD/PhD program at the state 3MT competition on May 21st.