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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Alumni Association College of Medicine

Programs

Full Year Student Research Scholarship

Since 2002, the Alumni Fund of the Alumni Association-College of Medicine has been offering a scholarship to support full-time research for a medical student.

This scholarship provides $28,000 for a student to conduct full-time research for one academic year.

The following is a list of students who received this fellowship and a description of the research that they conducted:


Elizabeth Choe

Academic Year: 2002-2003

Research Title:
Identification of Genes Participating in the Entoxin Induced Impairment of Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction Using Microarrays.

Faculty Sponsor:
Warren M. Zapol, MD

Department:
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Medical Center:
Harvard Medical School, in the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Matthew Callaghan

Academic Year: 2003-2004

Research Title:
Biologic Brachytherapy: Ex Vivo Gene Therapy of Microvascular Free Flaps for Locally Advanced Cancer.

Faculty Sponsor:
Edmond Bourke, MD (Chairman)

Department:
Department of Medicine

Medical Center:
Downstate Medical Center


Jeong Won Choi

Academic Year: 2005-2006

Research Title:
Role of the F11 Receptor in Platelet Activation.

Faculty Sponsor:
Jonathan Murmon, MD and Elizabeth Kornecki, PhD

Department:
Cardiovascular Medicine / Anatomy and Cell Biology

Medical Center:
Downstate Medical Center

Fatima Malik

Academic Year: 2006-2007

Research Title:
Identification of Novel Proteins Involved in Non-Classical Protein Secretion.

Faculty Sponsor:
William Chirico, PhD

Department:
Anatomy and Cell Biology

Medical Center:
Downstate Medical Center


Benjamin Lee

Academic Year: 2008-2009

Research Title:
Hippocampus-Dependent- out- of Content Activation of Memory in the Rat.

Faculty Sponsor:
Andre A. Fentin, PhD

Department:
Pharmacology and Physiology

Medical Center:
Downstate Medical Center

Aldo Rinaldi

Academic Year: 2009-2010

Research Title:
At the Molecular Interface of Genome, Development and Environment: Evaluating Epigenetic Biomarkers of Metabolic Programmin in Small for Gestational Age Infants Displaying Catch-Up Growth.

Faculty Sponsor:
John Kral, MD, PhD - Downstatte Faculty Advisor
Dr. Peter Gluckman - Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

Department:
Pharmacology and Physiology

Medical Center:
Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Michael Ablavsky

Academic Year: 2010-2011

Research Title:
Gbetagamma isoform-specific participation in opioid tolerance mechanisms.

Faculty Sponsor:
Alan Gintzler, MD - Downstate Faculty Advisor

Department:
Biochemistry

Medical Center:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Shunpei Okochi

Academic Year: 2011-2012

Research Title:
The role of Reg 1 in Colorectal Tumorigenesis caused by APC Gene Germline Mutation.

Faculty Sponsor:
Chongmin Huan, MD, PhD, Director of Surgery Research

Department:
SUNY Downstate Surgical Research Lab

Medical Center:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center/p>


Karen Wong

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Research Title:
The Role of Complement Factor B in Post-Operative Myocardial Necrosis

Faculty Sponsor:
Ming Zhang, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Department of Cell Biology

Dr. Peter Gluckman - Liggins Institute, University of Auckland

Department:
Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Cell Biology

Medical Center:
SUNY Downstate Medical Center/p>