Nine Students and Mentors Chosen by the Shapiro Summer Research Program

The following nine students and their mentors were recently awarded Shapiro Summer Research Awards. The Shapiro Summer Research Program provides opportunities for first-year medical students to participate in eight- to 12-week summer research projects with UW-Madison faculty members. First-year medical students apply at the beginning of each calendar year with basic science, clinical, translational, public health, or health systems projects. Funding for the program comes from the Herman and Gwendolyn Shapiro Foundation, with additional support from SMPH departments, centers and investigator grants. Congratulations to the following faculty and students:

  • Christian Capitini, MD and Krishanu Saha, PhD – student, Brady Olson. “Tagging CAR T Cells Targeting GD2+ Pediatric Neuroblastoma Using CRISPR Cas9”
  • Ryan Coller, MD, MPH and Mary Ehlenbach, MD – student, Evan Goyette. “Are Hospitalizations Among Children with Medical Complexity Sensitive to Ambulatory Care?”
  • James Conway, MD – student, Jessica Chung. “Evaluating the Effects of Ethnicity and Legal Status on Childhood Vaccinations in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand”
  • James Conway, MD and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD – student, Youhi Ghouse. “An Investigation on Factors that Influence the Antibiotic Prescribing Habits of Alternative Providers and Seeking Habits of Villagers in Rural India”
  • Pamela Kling, MD and Carol Diamond, MD – student, Nicholas Bohrer. “Baseline Hemoglobin – Inheritance and Environment”
  • Megan Neuman, MD and Lawrence Hanrahan, PhD – student, Rachel Rongstad. “Predictors of Food Insecurity”
  • Bikash Pattnaik, PhD, MD – student, Samuel Bauer. “Kir7.1 Novel LCA16 Mutation and its Pathophysiology”
  • Amy Peterson, MD – student, Amy Zawacki. “Correlation Between Lipoprotein(a) Levels and Age of Onset of Cardiovascular Disease in Family Members of a Pediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia Population”
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD – student, Claire Baniel. “The Effects of Local Radiation and Immunocytokine on Antibody Quality and Diversity”