Grant: $24,016 - National Institutes of Health - Jun. 1, 2009
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Award Description: Vascular Mechanisms in Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension
Project Description: In this joint training program between the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Students Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University, the student works in our Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory for at least one semester. The program comprises three research training components: 1) Hands-on research experience in basic and advanced research techniques using state-of-the-art equipment, 2) Data acquisition and analysis using advanced imaging techniques and computer programming, and 3) Data interpretation and presentation, and introduction to scientific writing. All student participants in this program have been very successful and have published their work in research articles and scientific reviews. Many of them have used their research experience to apply for Graduate or Medical School. Specifically, Virak Mam has expressed interest in applying to Medical School, and we will closely work with him in order to achieve his goals. Stephanie Sheppard will apply to Graduate School after finishing her last year at Northeastern University.
Jobs Summary: The availability of this Recovery Act Administrative Supplement Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators allowed us to hire two full-time Summer Students during the months of July and August of 2009. 1) Virak Mam Northeastern University 2) Stephanie Sheppard Northeastern University In the past four years, we have established a strong collaboration between our research program at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Students Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Judith Woolfson, the Faculty Coordinator of the Cooperative Education Program identifies students with good science background and excellent academic record, and recommends them to do research in our laboratory. In the last four years, more than 10 students from Northeastern University alone have expressed interest in doing research in our laboratory. We have on average two to three students rotating in our laboratory at any given time. Many of the students choose to spend more than one semester in the laboratory in order to gain further experience and research skills, and to complete their projects for publication in scientific journals. Because of the limited research funds, the students opt to volunteer their time in return of the tremendous research experience they gain in our research program. The availability of the ARRA funds for a summer internship provided additional incentive for two of our outstanding and hard working students. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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