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Student Research Day

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

2023 Farr Lecturer

Rexford S. Ahima, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Professor of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes
Johns Hopkins University

This year’s Student Research Day will be a virtual event due to the ongoing public health concerns. This annual event will showcase students’ research through poster presentations, graduating student panel discussions, and prize-winning research presentations during the Jill and Lee Goldman M.D. '73 Plenary Scientific Session. The Farr lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rexford Ahima. The event will also include the awarding of the John N. Forrest Prize for Mentorship in Medical Student Research.

This year’s poster viewing will be accessible to all registered attendees starting Monday, May 1st. Please be sure to register! A link to the poster session will be sent to all registrants. The Office of Student Research encourages all to visit the students’ poster session, which provides an opportunity to not only view the outstanding research of our students, but to leave comments and questions for the students throughout the viewing week of May 1st.

2022 Program

Agenda

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, A Virtual Event

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM: Opening Remarks

Drs. Sarwat Chaudhry and Erica Herzog, Associate Deans, Student Research

Dr. Nancy J. Brown, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine


9:15 AM - 9:35 AM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Alexandra Kimmel. Treating Children with Physical Disabilities: Development of a Video-based Education Resource Using Simulated Participants

Rebecca Kamody, PhD (Discussant)


9:35 AM - 10:00 AM: Scientific Poster Session (Class of ’22 Students)

Erin Yeagle. Developing a Seizure Warning System: Relating Brain Responsive Neurostimulator Data to Seizure Times

James Yoon. The Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 (VACO) Index

John Walsh. Surveilling the Distinctive Vascular and Metabolic Features of Tumor Progression and Response to Therapy


10:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session (Pre-Recorded)

Nensi Ruzgar. Pediatric Surgical Needs and Barriers in Access to Care in Middle Eastern Refugee Families: A Mixed-Methods Study

Emily Christison-Lagay, MD (Discussant)


10:20 AM - 10:25 AM

Break


10:25 AM - 10:45 AM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Shobana Subramanian. Presynaptic Plasticity in a Mammalian Synapse Involves Actin Remodeling and Vesicle Recruitment

Dhasakumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD (Discussant)


10:45 AM - 11:35 AM: Year-long Research Fellowship Presentation 1 (Lab/Translational)

Govind Krishna Kumar Nair. Role for Renalase in Cardiac Remodeling in Chronic Kidney Disease

Marcus Valcarce-Aspergren. Restoring Outputs from Subcortical Arousal Systems during Focal Limbic Seizures in a Mouse Model

Katelyn Singh. Skin Cytokine Profles Determined by RNA in Situ Hybridization Correlate with Response to Dupilumab in Patients with Eczematous Dermatitis

Montana Morris. Metabolomic Diferences in Primary Laterality of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases


11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

Remarks from Lee Goldman, MD, YSM Class of ‘73


11:45 AM - 12:05 PM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Zoe Adams. Contested Spaces, Stigmatized Treatment: Methadone in 1970s New York, Boston, and New Orleans

Kenneth Morford, MD (Discussant)


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM

Lunch Break


12:35 PM - 1:25 PM: Year-long Research Fellowship Presentation 2 (Clinical/Social Science)

Annika Belzer. Examination of Diferential Patterns of Cutaneous Adverse Events Resulting from Targeted Therapy of Advanced Melanoma between Racial and Ethnic Groups

Callie Ginapp. A Qualitative Study of Features of ADHD in Young Adults

Katherine Hill. Marginalized Identities and Medical Student Honor Society Membership

Kunal Potnis. Cost-Efectiveness of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy in Adults with Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

Dr. Daniel Sarpong, Executive Director of the Ofce of Health Equity Research, PhD (Discussant)


1:25 PM - 1:45 PM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Micha Sam Brickman Raredon, PhD. Single-Cell Systems Engineering of Alveolar Lung

Naftali Kaminski, MD (Discussant)


1:45 PM - 2:10 PM: Scientific Poster Session (Class of ’22 Students)

Julian Weiss. PET Imaging Reveals Reduced Synaptic Density in People with Well-Controlled HIV Infection

Lucille Kohlenberg. Impact of Single-Family-Room NICU Design on Infant Neurodevelopment and Breast Milk Provision

Marina Gazzola. Housing as Healthcare: Patient Characteristics and Retention Among Patients Experiencing Homelessness Enrolled in a Low-Barrier-To-Treatment-Entry Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Program

Prerak Juthani. Understanding the Clinical Outcomes of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients in a Single Hospital System

Stephen Ghazikhanian. Sleep Apnea in Veterans with Schizophrenia: Estimating Prevalence and Impact on Cognition

Kevin Wang. Analyzing Trends in Intermittent Exotropia with ADHD Medication Use


2:10 PM - 2:30 PM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Kelechi Umoga. Assessment of Emergency Care Services in Nigerian Hospitals: A Cross-sectional Study

Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH (Discussant)


2:30 PM - 2:35 PM

Break


2:35 PM - 3:25 PM: Year-long Research Fellowship Presentation 3 (Mixed Clinical/Social Science and Lab/Translational)

Elizabeth Li. Linking Single Cell Genotype with Single Cell Transcriptome in High-risk Pediatric Leukemia

Waleed Khan. Neuronal Firing and Behavior in Spike-wave Seizures

Simone Hasselmo. Becoming a Doctor, Becoming a Monster: A Graphic Family History of Medical Socialization and Desensitization in Nazi Germany and 2020 America

Leslie Tseng (Wang). Illness Perception and The Impact Of A Defnitive Diagnosis On Women With Ischemia Without Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: A Qualitative Study


3:25 PM - 3:45 PM: Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ’73 Plenary Scientific Session

Audrey Leasure. Identifcation of Novel Risk Factors and Severity Determinants for Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Focus on the Role of Hypertension

Joseph Ross, MD, MHS (Discussant)


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Break


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Thirty-fourth Annual Lee E. Farr, MD Lectureship

“Obesity Lessons from Howard Taft”
Dr. Rexford Ahima, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing; Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes, Johns Hopkins University


5:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Presentation of the Dr. John N. Forrest, Jr., Mentorship Award

John K. Forrest, MD

Drs. Sarwat Chaudhry and Erica Herzog, Associate Deans, Student Research


5:15 PM - 5:20 PM: Closing Remarks

Drs. Sarwat Chaudhry and Erica Herzog, Associate Deans, Student Research


Student Poster Presentations

Available for View via VirtualPosterSession.org

Note: You must be registered for Virtual Student Research Day to view the presentations in VirtualPosterSession.org.

Hisham Abdou. Impact of Cancelled Elective Otolaryngology Procedures in U.S. Hospitals During the Early Coronavirus Pandemic

Michael Amick. The Clinical Burden of Lower Back Pain among Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Providers in Rural Uganda

Bryan Bollinger. From Zoom to the Wards: Developing a Survival Guide and Internal Medicine Rotation Workshop to Improve Medical Student Clerkship Preparedness

Jungsoo Chang. Chemotherapy and Immunomodulator Delivery with Bioadhesive, Biodegradable Nanoparticle for Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma

Jennifer Chen. High-Afnity, Neutralizing Antibodies to SARSCoV-2 can be Made Without T Follicular Helper Cells

Robert Cotter. Mid-Year Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access Workshops Improve Residents’ Confdence

Ryan Fan. Thyroid Disorders Associated with Lichen Sclerosus: A Case-Control Study in the All of Us Research Program

Michael Flores. Estimating the Indirect Economic Impact of Fracture Related Infection and/or Nonunion: A Secondary Analysis of the Pilot Gentamicin Open Tibia Trial (pGO-Tibia)

Marina Gazzola. Housing As Healthcare: Patient Characteristics and Retention Among Patients Experiencing Homelessness Enrolled in a Low-Barrier-To-Treatment-Entry Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Program

Stephen Ghazikhanian. Sleep Apnea in Veterans with Schizophrenia: Estimating Prevalence and Impact on Cognition

Hannah Gorman. The Gap between Attitude and Action: A Mixed Methods Study of Sexual Self-Stigma as a Predictor of Consent Behavior

Katherine Hill. Marginalized Identities and Medical Student Honor Society Membership

Prerak Juthani. Understanding the Clinical Outcomes of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients in a Single Hospital System

Chaney Kalinich. Molecular Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection After Vaccination in Connecticut: A Retrospective Case-Control Study

Tamar Kaminski. Prevalence and Timing of Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy in a High-Risk NICU Follow-up Program

Alexander Kammien. Ofce-Based Carpal Tunnel Release In the United States: Trends in Volume, Reimbursement & Outcomes

Teimur Kayani & Robert Cotter. Life Satisfaction Among Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Waleed Khan. Neuronal Firing during Spike Wave Discharges in a Mouse Model for Seizures

Lucille Kohlenberg. Impact of Single-Family Room NICU Design on Infant Neurodevelopment and Maternal Breast Milk Provision

Charlotte Kim. COVID-19 Vaccine Deliberation in Individuals Impacted by Incarceration

Megan Lee. Lower-Extremity Symptoms and Ankle-Brachial Index Screening As Predictors of Cardiovascular Outcomes in Black Adults: Insights from the Jackson Heart Study

Stephen Lee. Characterization of the Metabolic Defects Associated with Dietary Trimethylamine N-Oxide

Hieronimus Loho. Provision of Mental Health Services in the Veterans Health Administration: A Nationwide Comparison to Other Providers

Marie-Claire Meadows. Cumulative Disaster Exposure and Hypertension Among Mothers Who Survived Hurricane Katrina

Emma Mew. “There’s Still Broken or Fragmented Systems and Sometimes That can be Harmful to the Child”: Qualitative Assessment of Stakeholder Identifed Needs to Strengthen Adolescent Mental Health Services in American Samoa

Gaya Narendran. Catheter vs. Non-Catheter-Related Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Children: Systematic Review of the Literature

Jon Andre Parrilla. Preliminary Examination of HIV Illness Perceptions in Adult Black and Latinx Sexual Minority Men: A Descriptive Analysis

Christian Puzo. Defining an Optimal Chimerism Threshold for the Use of Next Generation Sequencing Monitoring Genetically Measurable Residual Disease Post-Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant

Philip Ratnasamy. Emergency Department Utilization within Brian Wei. Physiologic Dendritic Cells as Reagents for 90 days of Total Ankle Arthroplasty Immunotherapy

Amar Sheth. Clinical Variables Correlate with Serum Neutralizing Antibody Titers after COVID19 mRNA Vaccination in an Adult, US-based Population

Benjamin Steren. Which Ophthalmology Subspecialties are Closing the Gender Gap? Gender distribution in Ophthalmology Subspecialties between 1992 and 2020

Lauren Stone. Barriers to Identifying and Treating Learning Disabilities in School-Aged Children: A Qualitative Study of Child-facing Clinicians and Educators

Steph Tan. Saliva as a Gold-Standard Sample for SARS-CoV-2 Detection

Zeyu Tang. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Undiagnosed Children: Analysis of Pediatric Genomics Discovery Program Patient Demographics

Leslie Tseng. Perception of Illness Stratifed by Invasive Phenotype in Women with Ischemia and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease

Marcus Valcarce-Aspergren. Locus Coeruleus Neuronal Activity in An Awake Mouse-Model of Temporal Lobe Seizures Investigated by Multi-Unit Recordings

John Walsh. Surveilling the Distinctive Vascular and Metabolic Features of Tumor Progression and Response to Therapy

Kevin Wang. Analyzing Trends in Intermittent Exotropia with ADHD Medication Use

Julian Weiss. PET Imaging Reveals Reduced Synaptic Density in People with Well-Controlled HIV Infection

Mitch Wride. A Prospective Study Comparing the Management Across Specialties of Facial Trauma Patients with Condylar or Subcondylar Fractures of the Mandible

Bohao Wu. Neonatal Death Following Preterm Birth Among Pacifc Islanders in the US: Using Birth-Based and Fetuses-at-Risk Approach

Suzanne Xu. Proteasome Inhibitor Oprozomib Synergizes with BCL2, HDAC, BET, and JAK2 Inhibitors to Induce Apoptosis in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Erin Yeagle. Developing a Seizure Warning System: Relating Brain Responsive Neurostimulator Data to Seizure Times

James S. Yoon. The Veterans Health Administration COVID-19 (VACO) Index

Beverly Yu. Development and Assessment of Nanoparticle-Encapsulated Sunscreens

Amanda Zhou. Development of a Natural Product-Based Sunscreen

Tianna Zhou. Assessment of Hypothetical Out-of-Pocket Costs of Guideline-Recommended Medications for the Treatment of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions, 2009 and 2019

Cenjing Zhu. Marital Status and 1-Year All-Cause Readmission among Young Adults with Myocardial Infarction

John N. Forrest, Jr., M.D., Prize for Mentorship in Student Research

The John N. Forrest, Jr., M.D., Prize for Mentorship in Student Research was endowed at the Yale School of Medicine in 2020 by the Forrest family. The prize is awarded annually for exceptional mentoring by a faculty member in the area of medical student research.

Emeritus Faculty John N. Forrest, Jr., M.D., helped establish the YSM Office of Student Research in 1986, started the tradition of Student Research Day, and served as the director of OSR until he retired in late 2019.

The inaugural 2021 recipient was Silvia Vilarinho, M.D., Ph.D.

2022 Farr Lecturer: Dr. Rexford Ahima

Dr. Rexford Ahima is Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and the director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ahima did a BSc (endocrinology) at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, MD at the University of Ghana, and PhD (neuroscience) at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing internship and residency training in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Weiler Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Ahima did clinical and research fellowships in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston. His research focuses on CNS and peripheral mechanisms in energy homeostasis, obesity and diabetes. Dr. Ahima has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and has served as visiting professor to Yale and other universities, and in various roles in the National Institutes of Health, Endocrine Society and several organizations.

Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ‘73 Plenary Scientific Session

The Jill and Lee Goldman, MD ‘73 Plenary Scientifc Session is made possible by an endowment established by the Goldmans in 2019. Dr. Goldman, who is a member of the Yale College Class of 1969 and Yale School of Medicine Class of 1973, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University, where he also is Dean Emeritus of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine and former Chief Executive of Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Dr. Goldman was previously the Julius R. Krevans Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Harvard. He serves as lead editor of Goldman-Cecil Medicine.

Jill S. Goldman, MS, MPhil (Yale 1971), is Professor of Genetic Counseling in Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and a genetic counselor at the Taub Institute in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Ms. Goldman also is the editor of the textbook Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Diseases: A Casebook for Clinicians. She created “A Friend for Rachel,” a companionship program in which people with early to moderate dementia are paired with Columbia pre-medical students.

The Goldmans are delighted to support medical student research because Yale and the thesis experience fundamentally changed their lives.

Lee E. Farr Lectureship

The Lee E. Farr M.D. Endowed Lectureship was established at Yale University School of Medicine in 1988 by Dr. Lee E. Farr. The purpose of this lectureship is “to stimulate thinking and to inspire students to strive to achieve more efective leadership and educational roles in society.”

Dr. Farr, Yale College '29, MD '33, was a preeminent physician who was the medical director and physician-in-chief of the hospital at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York, where he participated in the design of the world's first nuclear reactor built primarily for medical purposes. He was one of the original specialists in nuclear medicine and practiced and taught at various times in Delaware, New York, Texas, California, and Oregon. Dr. Farr served as a member of the Advisory Commission on Naval Medical Research and analyzed medical efects on atomic bomb victims as a member of the Advisory Commission on the Atomic Bomb, of which he was chairman from 1954 to 1968. He had received innumerable awards and honors and written many articles on nuclear medicine, nuclear reactors, protein metabolism, emergency medical services, and radioactive and chemical environmental contaminants.

The Farr Lectureship is held in memory of Lee E. Farr, MD, who died on July 16, 1997.

Past Lecturers

1988 Arnold Relman, MD

1989 Arthur E. Rubenstein, MD

1990 Anthony S. Fauci, MD

1991 Sidney Altman, MD

1992 Sydney Brenner, FRS

1993 Gerard N. Burrow, MD

1994 Joseph L. Goldstein, MD

1995 Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

1996 Patricia K. Donahoe, MD

1997 Judah Folkman, MD

1998 Alfred G. Gilman, MD, PhD

1999 Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD

2000 Harold Varmus, MD

2001 Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD

2002 Paul Greengard, PhD

2003 Edward Benz, MD

2004 Story C. Landis, PhD

2005 Arthur L. Horwich, MD

2006 Jefrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD

2007 Jack Elias, MD

2008 David G. Nathan, MD

2009 Stuart H. Orkin, MD

2010 Lewis Landsberg, MD

2011 George Lister, MD

2012 Jefrey S. Flier, MD

2013 Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD

2014 James Rothman, PhD

2015 Brian Kobilka, MD

2016 Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD

2017 Eric G. Neilson, MD

2018 Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

2019 George Q. Daley, MD, PhD

2021 Helen Hobbs, MD

Thank You

The Office of Student Research gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the following funding agencies, endowed student research fellowships, and gifts to student research.

National Institutes of Health

Stanley J. Sarnoff Endowment for Cardiovascular Research

American Society of Hematology

American Society of Nephrology

American Heart Association

Jill and Lee Goldman Resource Fund

Jane Danowski Weiss Family Foundation

Anonymous Donor Student Research Fellowship

William U. Gardner Student Research Fellowship

Richard Gershon Memorial Fellowship

James G. Hirsch Fellowship

Leon E. Rosenberg Student Research Fellowship

Joseph W. Eichenbaum Student Research Fellowship

Richard A. Hirshfield Memorial Fellowship

Edith Hsiung Student Research Fellowship

Paul H. Lavietes Student Research Fellowship

Vernon W. Lippard Fellowship

Richard Moggio Student Research Fellowship

Arons-Millard Student Research Fund

Marvin Moser Student Research Fellowship

The Herman H. and Sarah Zusman Student Research Fellowship

The Lowe Fund for Student Enrichment in the Science of Medicine

Jack and Francine Levin, The Jack and Francine Levin Yale-at-MBL Student Research Fellowship

Jeff Chodakewitz, MD, Gift for Student Research

Michael Girardi MD and Nancy Girardi MD, Gift for Student Research

Ameya Kulkarni, MD ’06 and Aliya Jiwani, MPH ’06, Social Justice Scholars Fund

Dr. Chinweike Ukomadu MD, PhD ‘93, Gift for Student Research

Yale School of Medicine Thesis Awards Committee

Prasanna Ananth, MD, MPH

Jeffrey Bender, MD

Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD

Emile Boulpaep, MD

Andrew Cohen, MD, DPhil

Jose Costa, MD, FACP

Alan Dardik, MD, PhD, FACS, DFSVS, FAHA

Marie Egan, MD

Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Amy Justice, MD, PhD

Joseph King, MD, MSCE, FAANS

Melissa Knauert, MD, PhD

Ninani Kombo, MD

Liza Konnikova, MD, PhD

George Lister, MD

Laura Ment, MD

Ric Pierce, MD

Naomi Rogers, PhD

Alexa Siddon, MD

Mary Tomayko, MD, PhD

Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD

Karen Wang, MD, MHS

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD

John Francis, MD, PhD (ex officio)

Yale School of Medicine Departmental Thesis Chairs

Department, Chairperson

Anesthesiology, Dr. Paul Heerdt

Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Fahmeed Hyder

Cell Biology, Dr. Peter Takizawa

Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Dr. Biff Forbush

Child Study Center, Dr. Andres Martin

Dermatology, Dr. Keith Choate

Emergency Medicine, Dr. Rachel Dreyer

Genetics, Dr. Curt Scharfe

History of Medicine, Dr. Joanna Radin

Immunobiology, Dr. Kevan Herold

Internal Medicine, Dr. Charles Dela Cruz & Lauren Ferrante

Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Ellen Foxman

Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Dr. William Konigsberg

Neurology, Drs. Zachary Corbin & Sourav Ghosh

Neuroscience, Dr. Michael Schwartz

Neurosurgery, Dr. Angeliki Louvi

Ob, Gyn & Reproductive Sciences, Drs. Seth Guller and Shannon Whirledge

Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Dr. Ninani Kombo

Orthopaedics &Rehabilitation, Dr. Jonathan Grauer

Pathology, Dr. Samuel Katz

Pediatrics, Dr. Jeffrey Gruen

Pharmacology, Dr. Daryl Klein

Psychiatry, Dr. Marc Potenza

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Dr. Darko Pucar

School of Public Health, Dr. Elizabeth Claus

Surgery, Dr. Peter Gruber

Therapeutic Radiology, Dr. Shari Damast

Urology, Dr. Isaac Kim

Yale School of Medicine Office of Student Research

Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, Associate Dean of Student Research

Erica L. Herzog, MD, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Research

Alexandra Hajduk, PhD, Deputy Director of Science

Anne Kellett, Associate Director

Kelly Jo Carlson, Senior Administrative Assistant

Gabriella Reyes, Program Manager

Yale School of Medicine Offices of Education and Student Affairs

Jessica Illuzzi, MD, Deputy Dean

John S. Francis, MD, PhD, Associate Dean

Michael L. Schwartz, PhD, Associate Dean

Yale School of Medicine MD/PhD Program Office

Barbara Kazmierczak, MD, PhD, Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation MD/PhD Program Director; Professor of Medicine & Microbial Pathogenesis

Fred Gorelick, MD, Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Medicine and of Cell Biology; MD/PhD Program, Deputy Director (on leave)

Angeliki Louvi, PhD, Assoc Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience; MD/PhD Program Interim Deputy Director

Reiko Fitzsimonds, PhD, Associate Director for Development & Assessment

Alexandra Mauzerall, Portfolio & Grant Analyst

Natalie Scarpelli, Registrar MD/PhD Program, YSM