2011 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.
2011 OCTRI Summer Student Scholarships
Kaeley Anderson, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Daniel Marks, MD, PHD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Director, Oregon Child Health Research Center
Allison Casciato, School of Medicine, MD program
Research Project: The role of kisspeptin neurons on LH release in a model of chronic inflammation-induced reproductive failure.
Mentor: Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, MCR, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Research Project: Assessing the impact of changes in the Oregon Health Plan on children's utilization of health care services.
Rahwa Ghebremichael, School of Medicine, MD program
Kelsey Koenig, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Melissa Nyendak. MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Infectious Disease
Research Project: Testosterone replacement therapy in HIV-infected males: a retrospective case-control study.
Mentor:Todd Korthius, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Research Project: Patient and provider communication behaviors associated with patient activation.
Thomas Long, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Eric Schnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Research Project: The role of the synaptic adhesion molecule, neuroligin, in the survival of newly born neurons of the adult mammalian brain.
Belinda Luk, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, Associate Professor, Medicine, Radiation Medicine ad Nursing; Assistant Director, center for Ethics in Health Care; Medical Director, OHSU Palliative Medicine & Comfort Care Team
Research Project: Are you listening, Doc? The impact of patient-reported symptom summaries on physician management practices and patient symptom burden.
Sawyer Smith, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentors: Jung Yoo, MD, Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Lynn Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Research Project: Agreement regarding spondylolisthesis assessed on commonly used clinical radiographs.
Ryland Stucke, School of Medicine, MD Program
Libo Wang, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Martin Schreiber, MD, Professor and Chief, School of Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Research Project: A Prospective Evaluation of Thrombelastography for Identifying Coagulopathy in Severely Injured Patients
Mentor: Bonnie Nagel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Tristan Wong, School of Dentistry, DMD program
Research Project: Brain function in at-risk adolescents.
Mentor: Curt Machida, PhD, Professor, Integrative Biosciences and Pediatric Dentistry
Research Project: Cariogenic mutans streptococci genetic strains persisting after one-year post-caries restorative therapy: Characterization of acid tolerance properties.
Moon Yoon, School of Medicine, MD program
Mentor: Antony Kim, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine and Pathology
Research Project: Discordant expression and activity of tissue factor pathway inhibitor on human endocardium in health failure.