Program Graduates

The CCTS Research Education, Training and Career Development Core offers training to future clinical investigators through the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. Our former students, after completing coursework focused on clinical research competencies, have gone on to apply these skills in their areas of clinical expertise.

Fall 2017

Alexander Colonna

Alexander Colonna

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title:  Protocolized Treatment of Anterior Abdominal Stab Wounds: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis 
Mentor: Ram Nirula, MD, MPH

Shaji Menon

Shaji Menon

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Radiology Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title:  Diastolic Ventricular Function: A Pediatric Heart Network ( NHLBI) Ancilliary Study to Establish Normal Values in Children
Mentor: LuAnn Minich, MD

Helena Lucente

Helena Lucente

Publications

Current Position: Oncology Sciences Dept. University of Utah
Research Project Title:  Context Dependent Notch Signaling in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia Pathogenesis
Mentor: Michael Engel, MD, PhD, FAAP

Summer 2017

Dana Boucek

Dana Boucek

Publications

Current Position: Advanced interventional cardiology fellow with the Division of Cardiology. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
Research Project Title:  Diagnostic Performance of Echocardiography for the Detection of Acute Cardiac Rejection in Children
Mentor: L. Luann Minich, MD

Cindy Matsen

Cindy Matsen

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, University of Utah
Research Project Title: An Intervention to Improve Decision Role Concordance in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients
Mentor: Kim Kaphingst

Aaron H. Healy

Aaron H. Healy

Publications

Current Position: Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow at the University of Minnesota
Research Project Title: Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist for the Treatment of Heart Failure in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
Mentor: Crag H. Selzman

Spring 2017

Sarah V. Colonna

Sarah V. Colonna

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor(Clinical) Oncology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Breast Cancer Chemoprevention at the VHA
Mentor: Saundra L. Buys

Christina A. Herrera

Christina A. Herrera

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Exogenous Oxytocin for labor induction or augmentation and autism spectrum disorder.
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Kathryn Storck

Kathryn Storck

Publications

Current Position: Visiting Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The Role of Male Partners in Contraceptive Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study.
Mentor: David Turok

Byung-Soo Ko

Byung-Soo Ko

Publications

Current Position: Cardiology Specialist, The University of Kansas Health System.
Research Project Title: Mechanical Unloading of LV to Prevent Reperfusion Injury in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Mentor: Stavros G. Drakos

Eric Melonakos

Eric Melonakos

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachussets General Hospital
Research Project Title: History-Dependent Changes in Gain of Medial Septal Cholinergic Neurons
Mentor: John A. White

Fall 2016

Jennifer K. Workman

Jennifer K. Workman

Publications

Current Position: Attending Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital
Research Project Title: Variation in care of pediatric spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis
Mentor: Susan L. Bratton

Jeffrey Bastar

Jeffrey Bastar

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Research Scientist, BioFire Diagnostics LLC.
Research Project Title: The Clinical Side of Epilepsy.
Mentor: F. Edward Dudek

Ash D. Nelson

Ash D. Nelson

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care(University of Utah), Staff Physician at the Salt Lake City VAMC
Research Project Title: Systemic Vascular and Skeletal Effects of Pulmonary Hypertension
Mentor: Russell S. Richardson

Giavonni Lewis

Giavonni Lewis

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University Hospital and Clinics
Research Project Title: Regulation of Fat Metabolism and Transformation Linked to Burn Injury and Mortality. 
Mentor: Sean Mulvihill MD.

Jesse Christensen

Jesse Christensen

Publications

Current Position: Graduate Assistant (E) Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Research Project Title: Comparison of Bicruciate-Retaining and Cruciate-Sacrificing Prostheses on Clinical Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Mentor: Christopher E. Pelt

Karen Gibbins

Karen Gibbins

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Research Project Title: Prospective Evaluation of Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Pregnancy Loss: A Secondary Analysis of the EAGeR Study
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Summer 2016

Frazier, Nick

Frazier, Nick

Publications

Current Position: Allergan Postdoctoral Fellow, USC School of Pharmacy
Research Project Title: Localized Hyperthermia for Enhanced Targeted Delivery of Polymer Therapeutics.
Mentor: Hamid Ghandehari

Spring 2016

Ermarth, Anna

Ermarth, Anna

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Research Project Title: Improved Noninvasive Diagnosis of Pediatric Celiac Disease Using Serology and CART Analysis: A Population Based Study.
Mentor: Stephen L. Guthery

King, Jordan

King, Jordan

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist In Research, Pharmacy Department, kaiser Permanente, Colorado
Research Project Title: Cost-Effectiveness of Sacubitril-Valsartan Combination Therapy Compared with Enalapril for the Treatment of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Mentor: Carry McAdams-Marx

Phone:  Academic

Truong, Dongngan

Truong, Dongngan

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Cardiology, Intermountain Healthcare/ University of Utah
Research Project Title: Association of Digoxin with Mortality and Growth: Results from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial Public Use Dataset.
Mentor: L. LuAnn Minich

 

Fair, Douglas

Fair, Douglas

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
Research Project Title: How Costs of Health Care Affect Utilization and Financial Burden in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.
Mentor: Joshua D. Schiffman

Iacob, Eli

Iacob, Eli

Publications

Current Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology - Operations, University of Utah 
Research Project Title: Relationship Between Cellular Aging, Sleep, and Pain Sensitivity in Fibomyalgia or Sedentary Participants
Mentor: Akiko Okifuji

Lin, Stephanie

Lin, Stephanie

Publications

Current Position: Maternal Fetal Medicine at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, 
Research Project Title: Improving the Predictive Value of Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
Mentor: T. Flint Porter

Maddukuri, Vineela

Maddukuri, Vineela

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Trials Manager, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Intermountain Heathcare
Research Project Title: A Retrospective Review of Recurrent Pretermbirth and Use of Highly Effective Contraception.
Mentor: David Turok

Siefkes, Heather

Siefkes, Heather

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, University of California, Davis
Research Project Title: Poor Adherence to Treatment Guidelines Among Children Transported for Seizures Impacts Outcomes
Mentor: Susan L. Bratton

Thompson, Ivana

Thompson, Ivana

Publications

Current Position: Faculty, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Research Project Title: Extending the Window for Insertion of the Copper Intrauterine Device.
Mentor: David Turok

Corn, Heather

Corn, Heather

Publications

Current Position: Instructor, Division of Endogrinology and Metabolism, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Improving Screening Methods and Workflow For Prediabetes In The Adult Primary Care Setting.
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Fall 2015

Senekjian, Lara

Senekjian, Lara

Publications

Current Position: Division of General Surgery, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Interval Appendectomy - Finding the Breaking Point for Cost Effectiveness
Mentor: Raminder Nirula

Pirozzi, Cheryl

Pirozzi, Cheryl

Publications

Current Position: Internal Medicine Instructor, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effect of Naturally Occuring Ozone Air Pollution Episodes on Pulmonary Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
Mentor: Pobert Paine

Cook, Sarah

Cook, Sarah

Publications

Current Position: Associate Director, Pharmacometrics and Translational PK-PD at Enhanced Pharmacodynamics LLC.( ePD)
Research Project Title: Population Pharmacokinetics of Intravenous Acetaminophen and Its Metabolites in Neonates
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

Molano-Romero, Rosario

Molano-Romero, Rosario

Publications

Current Position: Internal Medicine, Salt Lake VA, Utah
Research Project Title: Capillaroscopy abnormailities in patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Artery hypertension for early indentification of Systemic Sclerosis.
Mentor: Curry L. Koening

Gordon, Hannah

Gordon, Hannah

Publications

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Human Genetics-Kristen Kwan, University of Utah
Research Project Title: New genes and new environments: Insights into ALD pathology.
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

Summer 2015

Royer, Pamela

Royer, Pamela

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Family Planning Among Restttled African Refugee Women
Mentor: David Turok

Spring 2015

Brock, Paula de Lima Vieira

Brock, Paula de Lima Vieira

Publications

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, Pharmacology And Toxicology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: A Role for Nicotine in Neuroprotection Against Disorders Associated with Monoaminergic and Cognitive Dysfunction: Parkinson's Disease Clinical Report
Mentor: Annette Fleckenstein

Johnson, Michael

Johnson, Michael

Publications

Current Position: Pediatrics, Intermoutain Healthcare
Research Project Title: Direct Concurrent Comparison of Multiple Pediatric Acute Asthma Scoring Instruments
Mentor: Howard A. Kadish

Coon, Eric M.D.

Coon, Eric M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Visiting Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Acute Respiratory Illness Following Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies in Infants
Mentor: Flory Nkoy

Drobysheva, Daria

Drobysheva, Daria

Publications

Current Position: Post Doctoral Fellow, HCI Matt VanBrocklin Lab, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Oncogene expression in specific mouse mammary epithelial cell populations to model breast cancer diversity
Mentor: Bryan E. Welm

Kanth, Priyanka M.D.

Kanth, Priyanka M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Molecular Markers of Sessile Serrated Polyps
Mentor: Curt H. Hagedorn

Klam, Elie M.D.

Klam, Elie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinology Fellow, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on metabolism and Hypoxia sensing pathway in T2DM
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Maharaj, Jaisri M.D.

Maharaj, Jaisri M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine, Wheeling Hospital
Research Project Title: Genetic Adaptations to Glucose and Fat Metabolism in Tibetans
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Nuibe, Andrew M.D.

Nuibe, Andrew M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Pediatrics Specialists of Virigina
Research Project Title: Comparison between nafcillin and non-nafcillin regimens for children with methicillin-susceptible stostophylococcus aureus osteoarticular infections
Mentor: Emily A. Thorell

Suksaranjit, Promporn M.D.

Suksaranjit, Promporn M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Hospitalist, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Left Ventricular Scar in Atrial Fibrillation is associated with Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events
Mentor: Brent D. Wilson

Fall 2014

El-Chaar, Nader

El-Chaar, Nader

Publications

Current Position: Clinical Laboratory Liaison, Women's Cancer Disease Oriented Team, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Genomics-guided Personalized Medicine in the Treatment of Complex Cancer Phenotypes
Mentor: Andrea Bild

Nativi-Nicolau, Jose M.D.

Nativi-Nicolau, Jose M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Refocusing Quality of Life Tools in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Mentor: Josef Stehlik

Walsh, Jessica M.D.

Walsh, Jessica M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Dermatology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: HLA-B27 Associated Mortality and Morbidity
Mentor: Daniel Clegg

Summer 2014

Andrade, Kelsi Ph.D.

Andrade, Kelsi Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Research Project Title: MSP/Ron is a Novel Mediator of Osteoclast Activation Promoting Breast Cancer-Induced Bone Destruction and Osteoporosis
Mentor: Alana L. Welm

Bellows, Brandon PharmD

Bellows, Brandon PharmD

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Long-term cost-effectiveness of initiating treatment for diabetic painful neuropathy with pregabalin, duloxetine, gabapentin, or tricyclic antidepressants.
Mentor: Joanne LaFleur

Vargas-Whale, Raquel M.D., M.S.

Vargas-Whale, Raquel M.D., M.S.

Publications

Current Position: Attending Physician for Child Abuse Resources & Evaluation, Driscoll Children Hospital
Research Project Title: Parenting needs of women seeking servies for intimate partner violence.
Mentor: Kristine A. Campbell

Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh M.D.

Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Research Project Title: Clinician's accuracy in clinical diagnosis of skin cancer
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Yen Chi-Gang M.D.

Yen Chi-Gang M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Cardiologist, Internal Medicine, St.John Medical Center, WA
Research Project Title: Biomarker Analysis of Failing Human Heart with VADs.
Mentor: Dean Y. Li

Spring 2014

Nord, Jr. John M.D.

Nord, Jr. John M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Association of abdominal obesity and sleep apnea with Cardiovascular events
Mentor: Srinivasan Beddhu

Stuart, Ami Ph.D.

Stuart, Ami Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Instructor, Orthopedics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Somatype, Eating Disorders, and Body Image Dissatification in Femal Age Group Ironman Triathletes
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Varier, Raghu M.D.

Varier, Raghu M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Northwest Pediatric Gastroenterology, LLC
Research Project Title: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection
Mentor: John F. Pohl

Hester, (Zimbric) Gabrielle M.D.

Hester, (Zimbric) Gabrielle M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Hospitalist, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Research Project Title: Variability in Pediatric Inpatient Management of Cellulitis and Cutaneous Abscess- Opportunities for Standardization of Care
Mentor: Rajendu Srivastava

Woodcock, Jamie M.D.

Woodcock, Jamie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Instructor, Dermatology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Examining adverse cardiovascular outcomes in psoriasis patients within the Utah Population Database
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Torres, Leah M.D.

Torres, Leah M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OB/GYN, Bear Lake Community Health Centers
Research Project Title: Focused Contraceptive Counseling and Case Management Versus Usual Care in Women Postpartum From a Preterm Birth: A Randomized-Controlled Trial
Mentor: David Turok

Romero, Stephanie M.D.

Romero, Stephanie M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of South Florida
Research Project Title: Evaluation of products of conception from pregnancy loss using microarray
Mentor: Robert M. Silver

Sana, Sherjeel M.D.

Sana, Sherjeel M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Oncologist, Simmons Cancer Institute, Southern Illinois University
Research Project Title: A Randomized Phase III Study to Compare the Efficacy of Low-Dose Darbepoetin and Placebo in Unexplained Anemia of the Elderly
Mentor: Josef T. Prchal

Straessler, Krystal, PhD

Straessler, Krystal, PhD

Publications

Current Position: Research Scientist & Director of Grants and Alternative Funding, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Mentor: Mario R. Capecchi

Fall 2013

Madden, Jesse M.D.

Madden, Jesse M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Resident, Surgery, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Donor Pulmonary Status Impacts Survival in Cardiac Transplant Patients
Mentor: Craig H. Selzman

Baserga, Mariana M.D.

Baserga, Mariana M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: "DANCE" Darbepoetin Administration to Neonates Undergoing Cooling for Encephalopathy
Mentor: Gary M. Chan

Hirshberg, Elliotte M.D.

Hirshberg, Elliotte M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Credible evidence: influence of clinician-computer interactions on CER methods
Mentor: Katherine Sward

Dermish, Amna M.D.

Dermish, Amna M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OBGYN, Planned Parenthood South Austin Clinic, Texas
Research Project Title: An intervention to manage dIfficult IUD insertions
Mentor: Kirtly Parker Jones

Sherwin, Catherine M.D.

Sherwin, Catherine M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal Magnesium Sulfate Exposure Predicts Neonatal Magnesium Blood Concentrations
Mentor: Michael G. Spigarelli

Summer 2013

Campo, Jose M.D.

Campo, Jose M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Infectious Disease Specialist, Knapp Medical Center, Texas
Research Project Title: MRSA prediction model in the VA
Mentor: Michael A. Rubin

Gulati, Mahima M.D.

Gulati, Mahima M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Endocrinologist, Danbury Hospital, Connecticut
Research Project Title: Prevalence of neuropathy in obese subjects, and impact of bariatric surgery intervention
Mentor: Timothy E. Graham

Davidson, Lance Ph.D.

Davidson, Lance Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery and Sustained Weight Loss on Fracture Risk
Mentor: Donald A. McClain

Schwager, Andrea

Schwager, Andrea

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychology, University of Iowa
Research Project Title: Effects of ethanol on encoding in the mesolimbic system during decision making
Mentor: Sharif A. Taha

Spring 2013

Kim, Jong M.D.

Kim, Jong M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Impact of a change in antibacterial prophylaxis in outpatient autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma
Mentor: Kimberly E. Hanson

Lanspa, Michael M.D.

Lanspa, Michael M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Intensive insulin therapy: The effect of glucose target and glucose variability on mortality in the ICU
Mentor: Alan H. Morris

Woessner, David Other

Woessner, David Other

Publications

Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Research Project Title: Manipulating multiple pathways for novel chronic myelogenous leukemia therapy.
Mentor: Carol Lim

Sampert, Catherine D.O.

Sampert, Catherine D.O.

Publications

Current Position: Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Madigan Army Medical Center
Research Project Title: Risk Factors for Catheter-Related Infections in Children with Intestinal Failure
Mentor: W. Daniel Jackson

Anand, Rahul M.D.

Anand, Rahul M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Modifiable risk factors for periprosthetic joint infection in diabetic Veterans
Mentor: Sankar Swaminathan

Thorell, Emily M.D.

Thorell, Emily M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Evaluation of a Prospective-Audit with Feedback Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Pediatric Hospital
Mentor: Andrew T. Pavia

Chin, (Carpenter) Jeanette M.D.

Chin, (Carpenter) Jeanette M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal phenotypic clusters, gestational weight gain, and infant birthweight
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Roberts, Jessica M.S.

Roberts, Jessica M.S.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Biomedical Modeler, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mentor: Anthea Letsou

McAdam-Marx, Carrie Ph.D.

McAdam-Marx, Carrie Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Clinical and Economic Outcomes Associated with a Pharmacist-Coordinated Diabetes Chronic Care Management Program
Mentor: Maureen A. Murtaugh

Fall 2012

Duffin, Kristina M.D.

Duffin, Kristina M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Biologics for Psoriasis
Mentor: Gerald G. Krueger

Nelson, Richard Ph.D.

Nelson, Richard Ph.D.

Publications

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Using Economics and Epidemiology to Evaluate Decolonization for MRSA in the VA.
Mentor: Michael A. Rubin

Nelson, Kevin M.D.

Nelson, Kevin M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Physician delivery of smoking screening and education
Mentor: Per H. Gesteland

Jacobson, Janet M.D.

Jacobson, Janet M.D.

Publications

Current Position: OBGYN, California
Research Project Title: Examining the influence of different contraceptive methods, intercourse and semen on the female genital microbiome of reproductive aged women
Mentor: Kirtly Parker Jones

Deneau, Mark M.D.

Deneau, Mark M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Autoimmune hepatitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis in Utah children: epidemiology and outcomes
Mentor: Stephen L. Guthery

Fluchel, Mark M.D.

Fluchel, Mark M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Disparities in Pediatric Cancer Care: The Impact of Geography, Ethnicity and Language Barriers The Burden of Care in Pediatric Cancer Patients"
Mentor: Anita Kinney

Spring 2012

Suckow, Bjoern M.D.

Suckow, Bjoern M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Vascular Surgeon, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Research Project Title: Domains that Determine Quality of Life in Vascular Amputees
Mentor: Larry W. Kraiss

Zaghi, Daniel M.D.

Zaghi, Daniel M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Dermatologist, Medical Clinic, Dallas Hospital
Research Project Title: Desired Improvement Tool (DIT): A Tool to Assess Desire for Improvement in Psoriasis Patients
Mentor: Gerald G. Krueger

Rondina, Matthew M.D.

Rondina, Matthew M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Protein Synthesis by activated human platelets: novel pathways for inflammatory and thrombotic functions
Mentor: Andrew S. Weyrich

Huttner, Benedikt M.D.

Huttner, Benedikt M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Hospitalist, Geneva University Hospitals
Research Project Title: Assessment of Antibiotic Use in Veterans Affairs Acute-Care Facilities
Mentor: Matthew H. Samore

Lewelt, Aga M.D.

Lewelt, Aga M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pilot study of a home-based, supervised progressive strength training exercise program in children and adolescents with spinal muscular atrophy
Mentor: Kathryn J. Swoboda

Williams, Richard M.D.

Williams, Richard M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pediatric Heart Network University of Utah
Mentor: L. LuAnn Minich

Metz, Torri M.D.

Metz, Torri M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, Children's Hospital Colorado
Research Project Title: FOXP3 Gene Polymorphisms in Preeclampsia
Mentor: Robert M. Silver

Fall 2011

Raphael, Kalani M.D.

Raphael, Kalani M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Cognitive Function and the Risk of Death in Chronic Kidney Disease
Mentor: Srinivasan Beddhu

Spring 2011

Verma, Divya M.B.B.S.

Verma, Divya M.B.B.S.

Publications

Current Position: Infectious Disease Specialist, Prince George's Hospital Center, Maryland
Research Project Title: Unknown
Mentor: Josef Stehlik

Heuser, Cara M.D.

Heuser, Cara M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Pregnancy Loss and Membrane Cofactor Protein
Mentor: D. Ware Branch

Fall 2010

Schiffman, Joshua M.D.

Schiffman, Joshua M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Genetic Epidemiology of Ewing's Sarcoma
Mentor: Lynn B. Jorde

Spring 2010

Pinto, Nelangi M.D.

Pinto, Nelangi M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Factors That Impact Prenatal Detection of Congenital Heart Disease: A Population Study
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Bader, Feras M.D.

Bader, Feras M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: correlate variable immune function parameters using several circulation biomarkers including the ImmuKnow assay, cytokine monitoring, and sCD30 levels with endomyocardial biopsy in cardiac transplant recipients.
Mentor: Edward Michael Gilbert

Schober, Michelle M.D.

Schober, Michelle M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: EPO Affects Hippocampal Apoptosis and Function in a Rat Model of Pediatric TBI
Mentor: Robert H. Lane

Manuck, Tracy M.D.

Manuck, Tracy M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: The relationship between polymorph isms in the human progesterone receptor and clinical response to 17 -alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth
Mentor: Michael W. Varner

Summer 2009

Martin, Triscia P.A.

Martin, Triscia P.A.

Publications

Current Position: Hospitalist, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Maryland
Research Project Title: A Prospective Cohort: Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Pancreatic Cancer
Mentor: Carol Sweeney

Shakib, Julie D.O.

Shakib, Julie D.O.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Maternal and Infant Immunity to Pertussis and Influenza
Mentor: Carrie L. Byington

Khor, Lillian M.D.

Khor, Lillian M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Mentor: Sheldon E. Litwin

Frech, Tracy M.D.

Frech, Tracy M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Heritability of Systemic Sclerosis: A Population-Based Study
Mentor: Daniel O. Clegg

Clark, Erin M.D.

Clark, Erin M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah
Research Project Title: Genetic Polymorphosism Associated with Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Delay
Mentor: Michael W. Varner

Heilbrun, Marta M.D.

Heilbrun, Marta M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Adjunct Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Utah
Research Project Title: PANC-Lex: Defining the lexicon for the radiologic description of pancreatic cancer
Mentor: John M. Hoffman

Spring 2009

Chan, Titus M.D.

Chan, Titus M.D.

Publications

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington
Research Project Title: Racial And Insurance Disparities In Hospital Referral And Mortality For Children Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery
Mentor: Susan L. Bratton

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