2012 Summer OCTRI Students

In addition to the Oregon Students Learn and Experience Research (OSLER)  TL1 program funded by the National Institutes of Health, OCTRI provides direct funding to pre-doctoral medical, dental, graduate nursing, basic science bioengineering, and pharmacy student 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.

2012 Summer OCTRI Student Awards:

Ethan Beckley,
School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Jeffrey Jensen, MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Elizabeth Micks, MD, Fellow, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Research Project: The effect of nitroglycerin on the IUD insertion experience in nulliparous women


Margaret Campbell, School of Dentistry, DMD Program

  • Mentor(s): Curtis A. Machida, PhD, Integrative Biosciences & Pediatric Dentistry
  • Research Project: Cariogenic potential of Mutans streptococci genetic strains: association of virulence genes and development of carious lesions


Xiang Gao,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Jagdeep Obhrai, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Nephrology
  • Research Project: Provider-to-provider communication in the care of transplant candidates


Arthur Kehas, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Wohaib Hasan, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Research Project: Attenuation of cholinergic parasympathetic innervation in heart failure by co-projecting sympathetic nerves.


Tori Lennox,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Susan Rowell, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Acute Care Surgery
  • Research Project: The use of thrombelastography in the assessment of progressive intracranial hemorrhage after traumatic brain injury


Susan Lou,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): James (Jim) Rosenbaum, MD, Professor, Ophthalmology and Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Infectious Disease
  • Research Project: Assessing current approaches for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculous uveitis among uveitis specialists


Poorav Patel,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Dr. Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Research
  • Research Project: Genetic variants in Trim32 and Piasy protein families associated with psoriasis


Basma Saadoun,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Peter Kurre, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Research Project: The effect of high fat diet on the number and potency of fetal hematopoietic stem cells


Jonathan Ward,School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor(s): Nabil Alkayed, MD, PhD, Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Neurological Surgery and Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Research Project: The protective effect of P450 Eicosanoids in subarachnoid hemorrhage