CTSI Poster Session
Scholars in CTSI's career development programs have the opportunity to present their research findings at CTSI's annual poster session.

Nine students join CTSI research career development programs

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has accepted 9 undergraduate and professional health science students into its summer research training programs.

Programs provide scholars with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science research through a mentored research project, weekly seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster to present project findings at CTSI’s annual poster session. 

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.

Congratulations to the new scholars!

Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)

A-PReP is designed for current doctoral-level professional health sciences students with an interest in clinical or translational research. The following scholars have joined the summer 2017 program:

Megan Conlon, Medical School Duluth
Project title: Can inclusion criteria of Mindful Movement be modified to include individuals with disabilities?
Mentor: Roni Evans, DC, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Spirituality and Healing

Aileen Scheibner, College of Pharmacy
Project title: Preparative Regimen Exposure-Response Relationships in Nonmyeloablative Stem Cell Transplants: Correlative Pharmacokinetics
Mentor: Pamala Jacobson, PharmD, FCCP, Distinguished Professor, College of Pharmacy 

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 and are from populations underrepresented in research. The following scholars have joined the 2017 program, and will be matched with University faculty mentors for the summer:

Anh Thu Doan, St. Olaf College, College of Biological Sciences

Mariam Fawzy, Augsburg College, College of Liberal Arts

Nik Martinneau, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Academy of Science and Mathematics

Koushik Paul, University of Minnesota Duluth, College of Liberal Arts

Hok Sreng Te, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts

Dara Tourt, Normandale Community College, Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Kamal Tusa, University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts