Fellowship Research Current Fellows Sana Usmani, D.O., Second Year Fellow Research Project: Identification of bone marrow stroma derived factors that support acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells Research Mentors: Craig A. Mullen, M.D., Ph.D., Jason H. Mendler, M.D., Ph.D., James Palis, M.D., Jessica Shand, M.D., M.H.S. Recent Graduates Laila Mahmood, M.D. Research Project: Impact of early palliative care on symptom control and quality of life in high-risk patients Research Mentors: David N. Korones, M.D., Denise A. Casey, M.D., Ann M. Dozier, Ph.D., James G. Dolan, M.D., Helena Temkin-Greener, Ph.D., M.S. Funding: Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant Razia Akhtar, M.D. Razia Akhtar, M.D. Research Project: Critical assessment of the relationship between pulmonary function and vaso-occlusive events in sickle cell disease Research Mentors: Jeffrey R. Andolina, M.D., M.S., Philip J. Katzman, M.D., George B. Segel, M.D. Amy-Lee Bredlau, M.D., M.S.-C.L.I. Research Project: Oral ketamine for children with chronic and neuropathic pain: a phase II study SOC Members: Robert H. Dworkin, Ph.D., Jonathan W. Mink, M.D., Ph.D., David N. Korones, M.D. Funding: Dean’s Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center Shannon R. Norman, M.D., M.S.-C.L.I. Research Project: Somatostatin receptors: A potential new indicator of clinical outcome in pediatric medulloblastoma Research Mentors: Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D., George B. Segel, M.D., Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D. Christina M. Wiedl, D.O. Research Project: Pediatric leukemia stem cells Research Mentors: Barbara L. Asselin, M.D., James Palis, M.D., Lauren B. Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D., Francis Gigliotti, M.D.