CTSI welcomes 19 students across Minnesota to its summer research training programs

Published by CTSI on April 29, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has accepted 19 undergraduate and professional health science students into its 2019 summer research training programs

Summer research training program students present research findings at the annual CTSI Poster Session.

The research training programs support CTSI’s overarching goal of advancing researchers through the career development continuum, from the undergraduate experience to an independent research career as a faculty member.

The training programs will provide Scholars, many of whom are from populations underrepresented in research, with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science research. Scholars will experience a structured core curriculum, including a mentored research project, weekly research seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster to present research findings at the annual CTSI Poster Session.

Congratulations to the new Scholars!

Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)

A-PReP is designed for professional and early-predoctoral health sciences students with an interest in clinical or translational research. The following Scholars have joined the summer 2019 program:

Ibrahim Abdelgawad, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Beshay Zordoky

Jenna Langer, Medical School - Duluth
Mentor: Catherine McCarty

Andres Lim, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Jeffrey Bishop

Joshua Merickel, College of Veterinary Medicine
Mentor: Gerard O'Sullivan

Jennifer Nelson, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Robert Straka

Siddhee Sahasrabudhe, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Reena Kartha

Yuting Shan, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Stephanie R. Huang

Jena Velji-Ibrahim, Medical School
Mentor: Noam Harel

Fan Wang, College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Melanie Nicol

Grey Wiebe, School of Nursing
Mentor: Sarah Hoffman

Pathways to Research Program (PReP)

PReP provides an opportunity to start or advance one’s research career for students who are enrolled at colleges and universities in Minnesota. The following Scholars have joined the 2019 program:

Deneisha Bergquist
North Hennepin Community College, College of Liberal Arts

Grace Hernandez
University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

Joanna Ly
University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

Queen Nwaundo
University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences

Ayan Sheikdon
University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

Camille Smith
Metropolitan State University, College of Public Affairs

Pa Thao
University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences

Kristin Wilk
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

Egeziharya Yilma
Hamline University, School of Public Health

The 2019 cohort of Scholars join 71 undergraduates and 60 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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