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OSLER Program Trainees

OSLER Program Student Research Award Recipients

Each year, the Oregon Students Learn & Experience Research (OSLER) program awards a group of MD, MD/MPH, PhD, and DMD students with awards that allow them to participate in clinical and translational research projects. 

 

2014 OSLER NIH TL1 Year-long trainees:

Laura Healy, School of Medicine, PhD in Cell & Development Biology Program

  • Mentor: Owen McCarty, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cell & Developmental Biology and Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Research Project: Development of contact pathway inhibitors for the treatment of sepsis
Tyler Huett, School of Medicine, PhD in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Program

  • Mentor: Bernard A. Fox, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research Project: Capturing mutated short-lived proteins in clinical autophagosome cancer vaccines

2014 OSLER NIH TL1 Short-term trainees:

Paul Jones, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Brian Johnstone, PhD, Professor and Research Director, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation 
  • Research Project: Identifying articular cartilage stem cell markers

Gwendolyn McGinnis, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Jacob Raber, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurology, and Radiation Medicine; Michael Gough, PhD, Clinical Research Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine
  • Research Project: Suppression of the T cell Response and Enhancement of Detrimental Effects of Radiation on the Brain

Neil Mistry, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Joshi Alumkal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine 
  • Research Project: Androgen Receptor-Dependence of Bromodomain Inhibitor Treatment Effect in Lethal Prostate Cancer

Ishan Patel, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Owen McCarty, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Hematology & Medical Oncology 
  • Research Project: Optimization of a labeling platform for the detection of procoagulant leukemic cells
Meghan Sampson, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Dennis McCarty, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine 
  • Research Project: Federally Qualified Health Centers and Integrated Care for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders in Oregon Coordinated Care Organizations
Willy Terrall, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: James P. Dolan, MD, M.C.R; Assistant Professor of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery; Anthony Barnes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Research Project: Comparative Transcriptome Profiling for Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
 2014  Summer OCTRI Student Awards:

Nathan Anderson, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Martin A. Schreiber, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery 
  • Research Project: Efficacy and Safety of Frozen Red Blood Cells for Transfusion In Trauma Patients

Colin Bergstrom, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Terry Morgan MD, PHD, Associate Professor of Pathology 
  • Research Project: Pairwise Genetic Analysis of Primary and Metastatic Endometrial Adenocarcinoma 

Anfin Erickson, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Martin Schreiber, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery 
  • Research Project: Thrombelastography Based Dosing of Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Brandon Lei, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Summer Gibbs, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering 
  • Research Project: Local administration of novel nerve-specific fluorophores for nerve-sparing image-guided radical prostatectomy

Paul Montgomery, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: James Rosenbaum, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Medicine and Cell Biology; Mark Asquith, PhD, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Research Project: Determining the impact of HLA B27 expression on the gut microbiome

Sarah Shangraw, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Pamela Cassidy, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology 
  • Research Project: Effect of Glutathione Peroxidase on Oxidative Stress in Human Melanocytes
Jonathan Yih, School of Dentistry, DMD Program 

  • Mentor: Carmem Pfeifer, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomaterials & Biomechanics 
  • Research Project: Improving physical and optical properties of dental composites via thiourethane additives

Past OSLER TL1  recipients:



Past Summer OCTRI Student Awards