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Esther Berko, an MSTP candidate conducting her graduate research in the laboratory of Dr. John Greally, recently was featured as an expert responding to a “Got Questions?” blog on the Autism Speaks website. Ms. Berko is an Autism Speaks Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellow.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 

Recognizing Achievement Nicolas Palacios-Prado, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Feliksas Bukauskas, has received a 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship. The prestigious selection recognizes Mr. Palacios-Prado’s exceptional academic and personal achievements and reflects HHMI’s confidence in his great potential to become a leader in academic science.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 

Emily Miller, an M.D.-Ph.D. candidate who conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Kartik Chandran, was recently among those honored at Yeshiva University’s annual Chanukah Dinner. Ms. Miller was recognized for her groundbreaking discovery concerning Ebola, which may lead to the virus’ first treatment plan. The breakthrough involves identification of a protein on healthy cells that can act as a portal for the deadly virus, which kills up to 90 percent of infected patients.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 

Second-year M.D.- Ph.D. student Ross Firestone, was among the winners selected for the MCAT Video Competition, a collaboration between Khan Academy, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Learn more about the competition and what Ross had to say about his entry at https://bitly.com/11UHlI9.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 

Scholarly Honor – Three Einstein students are recipients of the 2012 Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program scholarships, a competitive national program sponsored by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), The National Institute on Aging, and The Hartford Foundation that provides students with a summer experience in aging-related research. Students can apply for positions at either a National Training Center or at their home institution. Both Yehuda Lerea and Mary Derasmo are Einstein MSTAR Awardees, who will be mentored by Dr. Helena Blumen (neurology/cognitive and motor aging) and Dr. Gil Atzmon (endocrine/genetics), respectively. In addition, Derek Wu will be mentored at UCLA, as a National MSTAR Awardee.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 

Research Recognition — During April, third-year medical student Sara Rosenbaum won second prize for her presentation at the seventh annual Medical Society of the State of New York Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Poster Symposium, held at the Society’s House of Delegates meeting.  Her presentation, “Acute Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Predicts Attentional Deficits at Three Months and One Year Post-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI),” reflected the work Ms. Rosenbaum conducted at the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center, under the guidance of Dr. Michael Lipton, associate director of the center.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 
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