2011 Summer Student Scholarships

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


2011 OCTRI Summer Student Scholarships

Kaeley Anderson, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor: Daniel Marks, MD, PHD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Director, Oregon Child Health Research Center

Research Project: The role of kisspeptin neurons on LH release in a model of chronic inflammation-induced reproductive failure.

Allison Casciato, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor: Jennifer DeVoe, MD, DPhil, MCR, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

Research Project: Assessing the impact of changes in the Oregon Health Plan on children's utilization of health care services.

Rahwa Ghebremichael, School of Medicine, MD program

Mentor: Melissa Nyendak. MD, MHS, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Infectious Disease

Research Project: Testosterone replacement therapy in HIV-infected males:  a retrospective case-control study.

Kelsey Koenig, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor:Todd Korthius, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Research Project: Patient and provider communication behaviors associated with patient activation.

Thomas Long, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor: Eric Schnell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Research Project: The role of the synaptic adhesion molecule, neuroligin, in the survival of newly born neurons of the adult mammalian brain.

Belinda Luk, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor: Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, Associate Professor, Medicine, Radiation Medicine ad Nursing; Assistant Director, center for Ethics in Health Care; Medical Director, OHSU Palliative Medicine & Comfort Care Team            

Research Project: Are you listening, Doc?  The impact of patient-reported symptom summaries on physician management practices and patient symptom burden.

Sawyer Smith, School of Medicine, MD program

Mentors: Jung Yoo, MD, Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and  Lynn Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Research Project: Agreement regarding spondylolisthesis assessed on commonly used clinical radiographs. 

Ryland Stucke, School of Medicine, MD Program

Mentor: Martin Schreiber, MD, Professor and Chief, School of Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Research Project: A Prospective Evaluation of Thrombelastography for Identifying Coagulopathy in Severely Injured Patients

Libo Wang, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor: Bonnie Nagel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Project: Brain function in at-risk adolescents.

Tristan Wong, School of Dentistry, DMD program  

Mentor: Curt Machida, PhD, Professor, Integrative Biosciences and Pediatric Dentistry

Research Project: Cariogenic mutans streptococci genetic strains persisting after one-year post-caries restorative therapy:  Characterization of acid tolerance properties.

Moon Yoon, School of Medicine, MD program 

Mentor:  Antony Kim, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine and Pathology   

Research Project: Discordant expression and activity of tissue factor pathway inhibitor on human endocardium in health failure.