2009 Summer Student Scholarships
In addition to the Oregon Students Learn and Experience Research (OSLER) program funded by the National Institutes of Health, OCTRI provides direct funding to pre-doctoral medical, dental, graduate nursing, basic science, bioengineering, and pharmacy students to pursue research over the summer. Students interested in receiving funding for summer research should apply for the OSLER awards.Learn more about the OSLER program.
2009 OCTRI Summer Student Scholarships
Travis Behrend, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: James Rosenbaum, MD, Professor, Ophthalmology, Cell and Molecular Biology; Chief, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic DiseasesResearch Project: Examining the role of IFN-gamma as a regulator of gene expression in the NOD2-dependent pathway of MDP-induced uveitis.
Ellen Cheang, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Robert O'Rourke, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery
Research Project: Hypoxia-induced inflammation and insulin resistance in human macrophage and hepatocyte cell line
Tyler Finlayson, School of Dentistry, DMD program
Mentor: Curtis Machida, PhD, Professor, Integrative Biosciences
Research Project: Genotypic Analysis of Mutans Streptococci Isolates in Caries-Active and Caries-Free Children: Use of Arbitrarily-Primed Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Development of Genetic Fingerprints
Travis Geraci, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Thomas Scanlan, PhD, Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Research Project: Assay development for the isolation and quantification of T1AM from humanmatrices.
Todd Groesbeck, School of Dentistry, DMD program
Mentor: John Mitchell, PhD, Associate Professor, Restorative Dentistry Biomaterials & Biomechanics
Research Project: Thread Geometry of Orthodontic Mini-Implants
Katherine Hall, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Erik Fromme, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; Assistant Director, Center for Ethics in Health Care
Research Project: Does Having a Printed Symptom Summary Increase Clinician-Patient Communication About Symptoms?
Jade Koide, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentors: Jonathon Purnell, MD , Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Weight Regulation and Associated Disorders, and Bruce Wolfe, MD, Professor, Surgery
Research Project: Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Sub-Study: Mechanisms for Improvement of Type 2 Diabetes Following Bariatric Surgery
Richard Krebs, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Dennis McCarty, PhD, Professor, Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Research Project: HIV Rapid Testing and Counseling in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in the
Anne McLean, School of Dentistry, DMD program
Mentor: Agnieszka Balkowiec, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Integrated Biosciences
Research Project: Regulation of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression in Response to the Induced Inflammation of Dental Pulp in Mice
Jay Williams, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentors: Kevin Wei, MD, Associate Professor, Cardiology and Jonathan Lindner, MD, Professor, School of Medicine, Cardiology
Research Project: Translational Research Utilizing Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography
Luai Zarour, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Joshi Alumkal, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology and
Research Project: Identification of the prostate cancer hypermethylome.