2021 Scholars

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2021 Scholars

Arianna Chip- Headshot-updated

Arianna Chipp

Project: “Evaluation of Disparities in Breast Cancer Reconstruction”
Mentors: Jessica Olson, PhD, MPH and Erin Doren, MD

Wendy Cruz

Project: “App Design centered around Weight Loss after Endometrial Cancer Treatment”
Mentor: Erin Bishop, MD

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Marissa Davies

Project: “Analysis of Pathways Enrished in PVT1 RNAseq data using Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA)”
Mentors: Janet S. Rader, MD; Pippa Simpson, PhD; Amy Pan, PhD

Trinity Davis

Project: “Analyzing Neighborhood and Discrimination and its Effect on the Survivorship of Black and Hispanic Women”
Mentors: Kirsten Beyer, PhD; Staci Youngs, PhD; Courtney Jankowski; Madeline Berendt

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Jaiya Edwards

Project: “An Inclusive Model that Addresses Cancer Screening Disparities with Transgender Communities”
Mentors: Kristina Kaljo, PhD and Abbey Kruper, PsyD

Jennifer Gavina Chavez

Project: “Adult Granulosa Cell Tumors of the Ovary”
Mentors: Janet S. Rader and Michelle Moh, MD

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Giovanni Hanstad

Project: “Diversifying Cancer Careers”
Mentor: Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Katherina Her

Project: “Cancer Genetic Testing During COVID-19”
Mentors: Amanda Jacquart MS, CGC​ and Alison La Pean Kirschner, MS, CGC

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Genaro Herrera-Cano

Project: “Adult Granulosa Cell Tumors of the Ovary”
Mentors: Janet S. Rader, MD and Michelle Moh, MD

Katie Hullin

Project: “Changes in Low-Does CT Lung Cancer Screening Patterns pre vs. post COVID-19”
Mentor: Jessica Olson, PhD, MPH

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Hanna Jens

Project: “Socioeconomic and Oral Health Predictors of Surgical Site Infection after Head and Neck Cancer Surgery”
Mentor: Joseph Zenga, MD

Kyla Lee

Project: “Establishing and Interdisciplinary Team to Develop a Clinical Decision Aid to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Breast Cancer Patients”
Mentor: Sherry-Ann Brown, MD, PhD

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Juanadrian Lezama - Headshot-updated

Juanadrian Lezama

Project: “Diversifying Cancer Careers”
Mentor: Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Andrew Liang

Project: “Exploring Financial Impacts Among Patients Receiving Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy”
Mentors: Rachel Cusatis, PhD and Claire Piehowski, BS

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Karina Melendez

Project: “An Inclusive Model that Addresses Cancer Screening Disparities within Transgender Communities”
Mentors: Kristina Kaljo, PhD and Abbey Kruper, PsyD

Larique Patterson

Project: “Clinical Trial of Gallium Matlolate for the Treatment of Relapsed Glioblastoma”
Mentors: John Imig, PhD and Ranjit Verma, PhD, MSc

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Melanie Sona

Project: “Social Vulnerability of Patients with Cervix Cancer​”
Mentor: Kristin Trischer; Meena Bedi, MD; Christina Small, MD, MPH; Beth Erickson, MD

Kaila Swint

Project: “Addressing Cancer Health Disparities Utilizing Cell-Based Immunotherapy Treatment​”
Mentor: Anthony Zamora, PhD

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