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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 Diseases
 

Research 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 human

matrices.

 
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
United States

 
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
Medical Oncology

 

Research Project: Identification of the prostate cancer hypermethylome.

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