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  • October 19, 2015

    Four Rochester MD/PhD trainees win presentation awards at APSA Northeast Regional Meeting

    Kyle Koster, American Physician Scientists Association Institutional Representative

    Student explaining her poster

    Physician-scientist trainees from various phases of training across the Northeast Region met at State University of New York Upstate Medical University on October 17 for career development, scientific presentations, and networking at the American Physician Scientists Association Northeast Regional Meeting. Approximately twenty Rochester Medical Scientist Training Program students attended, winning four of the six presentation awards at the meeting.

    Aisha Seibert was selected for one of the three student oral presentations on her work identifying bioactive wasp venom peptides as potential therapeutic agents in diabetes. In addition, all three poster prizes were awarded to UR students: Nguyen Mai won first place for her work on the role of neutrophils in stroke, Kyle Koster won second place for his work on the clearance of dying cells from inflamed tissues, and Allison Li won third place for her work on myelodysplastic syndrome.

    In all, our students valued the opportunity for career development and represented the program well. We thank our colleagues at SUNY Upstate for this opportunity.