The Summer Research Program is an eleven week medical research opportunity available to first year medical students. Students develop a well-defined project and work with faculty mentors throughout the summer to conduct research. In addition to their research, students are required to attend weekly cluster meetings and seminars. At the end of the eleven weeks, participants present their research at the Summer Research Forum. There students are judged and are eligible to receive cash prizes.

The 25th Annual Summer Research Program Award Winners

 

The Joseph B. Kirsner Research Award for Excellence

  • Tyler Miksanek
    Mentor: Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS
    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Medical Scribes Across Medical Specialties

 

The Sigma Xi Award for Impact on Society

  • Namrata Garg
    Mentor: Anna Volerman Beaser, MD
    Associations Between Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ)                         Inclusive Sex Education and Adverse Sexual Health Outcomes

 

The Brain Research Foundation Award for Neuroscience

  • Abhinav Srinath
    Mentor: Issam Awad, MD
    Auto-Antigen(s) Trigger an Immune Response in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM)

 

Healthcare Delivery Science Award 

  • Nathan Muntz
    Mentor: Shyam Prabhakaran, MD, MS
    Stroke Mimic Burden: Review of Trends and Diagnostic Scoring Systems

 

Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality, Content and Ability to Respond to Questions in the Performance of Research in Clinical or Social Sciences

  • Risa Brudney
    Mentor: Dana Suskind, MD
    Educating Parents About Early Learning and Language Development using a Personalized Anticipatory Guidance Tool
  • Craig Johnson
    Mentor: David Glick, MD, MBA
    Dexmedetomidine Use in Awake Fiberoptic Intubations

 

Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality, Content and Ability to Respond to Questions in the Performance of Research in Basic Science

  • Rohan Shah
    Mentor: Alexander Ruthenburg, PhD
    Quantitative Studies of Histone Modifications
  • Tiffany Toni
    Mentor: John Alverdy, MD
    Dietary Fat and Fermentable Fiber have Major Implications in Shaping the Microbiota and Mitigating the Effects of Antibiotic Exposure and Surgical Stress

Overall Excellence in Scientific Quality, Content and Ability to Respond to Questions 
in the Performance of Research in Applied Science

  • Alison Schutt
    Mentor: Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH
    A National Survey of Wellness Programs
  • Mweya Waetjen
    Mentor: John Schneider, MD, MPH
    DRetention in PrEP Care Among Greek Men Who Have Sex With Men: Results From the First Greek PrEP Study

 

Learn more about the Summer Research Program here