CTSI welcomes 18 students across Minnesota to its summer research training programs

Published by CTSI on April 18, 2018

The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has accepted 18 undergraduate and professional health science students into its 2018 summer research training programs, which provide scholars with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science research.

These programs support CTSI’s overarching effort to advance researchers through the career development continuum, from the undergraduate experience to an independent research career as a faculty member.

CTSI education and career development scholar and poster sessionStudents learn through a mentored research project, weekly seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster to present project findings at CTSI’s annual poster session.

Congratulations to these new scholars!

 

Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)

A-PReP is designed for current doctoral and professional health sciences students with an interest in clinical or translational research. The following scholars have joined the summer 2018 program:

  • Parker Johnson, College of Pharmacy
    Mentor:  Reena Kartha

  • Anita Kwashie, College of Liberal Arts
    Mentor: Angus McDonald, III

  • Kathleen Miley, School of Nursing
    Mentor: Sophia Vinogradov

  • Kalpit Modi, Medical School
    Mentor: Chetan Shenoy

  • Claire Park, College of Liberal Arts
    Mentor: Simone French

  • Michelle Patregnani, Medical School-Duluth
    Mentor: Erin E. Krebs

  • Boguang Sun, College of Pharmacy
    Mentor:  Robert J. Straka 
Pathways to Research Program (PReP)

PReP provides an opportunity to begin or advance one’s research career for undergraduate students who are enrolled at colleges and universities in Minnesota and are from populations underrepresented in research. The following scholars have joined the 2018 program:

  • Hani Abi
    University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

  • Nofisat Babajide
    Carlton College

  • Dina Elyamany
    MetroState University

  • Dawson Hill
    University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

  • Ahmed Idris
    University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

  • Austin Leikvoll
    University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences

  • Cristhian Martinez
    Gustavus Adolphus College

  • Duane Nguyen
    Macalester College

  • Jocelyn Ricard
    University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences

  • Libin Said
    University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

  • Marcos Zachary
    University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering

The 2018 cohort of scholars join 60 undergraduates and 53 professional health science students who have previously gone through CTSI’s summer scholar programs since 2012. They will be matched with University faculty mentors for the summer.  

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