Xiao-Yue Han

Title:

Student

Department:

Radiation Medicine

High School/University:

Westview High School (Portland, OR, grad. 2007); New York University (New York, NY, expected grad. 2011)

Interest and Accomplishments:

Xiao-Yue is a returning sophomore at New York University (New York, NY) studying biochemistry (major), management and organizations, and English and American literature. A 2007 graduate of Westview High School (Portland, OR), he aims to become a physician-scientist as a means of generating new insight on pathologic processes – application-based insights that optimizes treatment and disease management. He is in the pre-medicine and law tracks at the University. Xiao-Yue's rigorous academic schedule includes Molecular Biochemistry (K. Kirschenbaum), Molecular and Cellular Biology (D. Scicchitano), Major Texts in Critical Theory (L. Lockridge), and Managing People and Teams at Work (S. Blader). As an active member of the Residential College at Broome Street, Xiao-Yue is dedicated to bridging the gap between academics and residential education. Xiao-Yue is also a participant of the OSA Civic Initiative, a group of 20 students representing a broad cross-section of the University's 16 colleges, schools, and divisions selected to synergistically look at the question of civic engagement in the post-modern era.

Xiao-Yue is a recipient of the Wasserman Center's 2008 Funded Internship Award for work as a grants and public policy intern at the Greater New York City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer by supporting work in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research. In addition to his work at Komen, Xiao-Yue was recruited by Aimee Kane as a research assistant for a project at the Dept. of Management at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business investigating the role of social identity on knowledge transfer within and across interdisciplinary work-groups at the NYU Langone Medical Center. As a Portland native, Xiao-Yue has been involved in several research projects at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the departments of radiation medicine and pediatric cardiology.

Previous projects include:

Summer 2008:
"Implications of Respiratory-Induced Motion on Conformal Radiotherapy Delivery: Tracking Abdominal Organs and Tumor Motion using 4DCT" (mentors Martin Fuss & Charlotte Kubicky); direct mentor of summer students in Cardiac Fluid Dynamics and Imaging Laboratory Talk given at NYU Radiation Oncology/Cancer Center, October 17, 2008: "Characterization of Respiratory-Induced Kidney Motion Using 4DCT".

Summer 2008:
"Implications of Respiratory-Induced Motion on Conformal Radiotherapy Delivery: Tracking Abdominal Organs and Tumor Motion using 4DCT" (mentors Martin Fuss & Charlotte Kubicky); direct mentor of summer students in Cardiac Fluid Dynamics and Imaging Laboratory Talk given at NYU Radiation Oncology/Cancer Center, October 17, 2008: “Characterization of Respiratory-Induced Kidney Motion Using 4DCT”

Summer 2007:
"Determining the Relationships Between IL-1 beta, TNF-alpha, & IL-6 Response to External Beam Radiation Therapy & Treatment Related Fatigue in Patients with Prostate Cancer" (mentor Lisa Wood) Abstracts Accepted: "Pelvic Irradiation Induces a Systemic TNF-α Response and Sickness Syndrome in Mice: Implications for Cancer Treatment Related Fatigue" (American Society of Therapeutic and Radiation Oncology, ASTRO, Abstract 3185)

Summer 2006:
Novel Ultrasound Methods in the Diagnosis of Heart Disease: cardiac torsion in a porcine heart model (mentor David Sahn) Abstracts Accepted: "Speckle Tracking Is Accurate for Computing Cardiac Twist" (American Heart Association, AHA, Abstract 2289); "2D Speckle Tracking Strain Analysis Compared with Sonomicrometry in a New in Vitro Pig heart Model Which Rotates, Expands, and Contracts Synchronously" (American College of Cardiology, ACC, Abstract 917-227); "Speckle Tracking Is a Better Method Than Tissue Doppler for Computing Cardiac Twist (American Society of Echocardiography, ASE, Abstract 138) Moderated poster session given at the ASE 18th Annual Scientific Session: "Cardiac Twist Quantification in a Novel in Vitro Porcine Left Ventricular Model by Tissue Doppler and 2D Speckle Tracking: A Comparison in Accuracy and Precision".