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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. 

 

2013 OSLER NIH TL1 Year-long trainees:

Marilynn Chow, School of Medicine, PhD in Cancer Biology Program;
  • Mentor: Jeffrey W. Tyner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • Research Project: Delineation of ROR1 signaling cascades to define new therapeutic modalities for t(1;19) B-ALL patients
Spencer Watson, School of Medicine, PhD in Cancer Biology Program
  • Mentor: Joe Gray, PhD, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Project: Identifying drug-able targets of the tumor microenvironment in HER2+ breast cancer    
David Noyd, School of Medicine, MD/MPH Program
  • Mentor: Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Ophthalmology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Research Project: Dengue epidemic in Puerto Rico 2012: Identifying risk factors for severe dengue and  dengue-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis to improve clinical detection in the peri-vaccination era

2013 OSLER NIH TL1 Short-term trainees:

Britta Ameel, School of Medicine, MD Program
  • Mentor: Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD, MPH, MPA, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy 
  • Research Project: Is increased cervical dilation on presentation to labor and delivery units associated with a reduced rate of cesarean or operative vaginal delivery? 

Raluca McCallum, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Eric Schnell, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology 
  • Research Project: Axonal sprouting and synapse development during post-traumatic adult neurogenesis 

Sam Moulton, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Amie Peterson, MD, Neurology 
  • Research Project: Changes in muscle strength associated with impaired balance in individuals with Parkinson's disease

Brenda Niu, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD, , MPH, MPA, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy 
  • Research Project: Effect of new gestational diabetes screening guidelines on treatment outcomes 

Brandon Tullis, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Mark Pennesi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 
  • Research Project: Evaluation of the Neuroprotective Potential of 5HT2A Antagonists MCI-9042 and ketanserin in a light damage model of retinal degeneration 

Amanda Wong, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: James T. Rosenbaum, MD, Division Chief of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Edward E. Rosenbaum Professor of Inflammatory Diseases. 
  • Research Project: The Differentiation and Sub-Typing of Orbital Inflammation by Gene Expression Profiling for Diagnostic Purposes and Therapeutic Insights

 2013  Summer OCTRI Student Awards:

 Jason Flamiatos, School of Medicine, MD/MPH Program 

  • Mentor: Lynn M. Marshall, ScD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation 
  • Research Project: Knee symptoms among Oregon children and adolescents 

Kenneth Gilbert, School of Dentistry, DMD Program 

  • Mentor: Tom Maier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biosciences and Oral Pathology and Radiology
  • Research Project: Biofilm formation gene knockouts and Mutans Streptococci genetic strains isolated from carious Lesions 

Benjamin Houser, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Laszlo Kiraly, MD, Surgical Critical Care 
  • Research Project: Platelet function and outcomes in severely injured trauma patients in the presence and absence of concurrent anti-platelet therapy 

Jeremiah Knapp, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Ines Pia Koerner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
  • Research Project: Molecular mechanisms of microglia-mediated delayed neuronal death after cardiac arrest 

Diana Tobler, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Paul Spellman, MD, Associate Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics
  • Research Project: Investigation of combination therapy of the Aurora kinase Inhibitor GSK1070916 and Docetaxel in a triple negative nreast cancer murine xenograft model 

Nicholas Vigo, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Izhak Shafran, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering 
  • Research Project: Speech motor pathology in Parkinson's disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of electrode probe placement in DBS-GPi Using a novel automated and comprehensive speech analysis approach in a clinical setting 

Kate Watson, School of Medicine, MD Program 

  • Mentor: Martin Schreiber, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery 
  • Research Project: Optimization of lyophilized plasma for use in combat casualties

 

Past OSLER TL1  recipients:

 

Past Summer OCTRI Student Awards