Congratulations, Graduates!

MD Grads
This past weekend (May 13th and 14th) students from graduate, medical, and nursing programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing moved their tassels from right to left, marking an important milestone in their careers.  Commencement ceremonies honored the achievements and hard work of our many graduates through the weekend.

The CTSI would like to congratulate all of the University’s recent grads with special recognition for several medical school graduates who participated in the CTSI’s Academic Research Track and those supported by the CTSI during their MD/PhD program.

Josef Bartels, M.D.
Project Title: The Context, Structure, and Function of Silence in Doctor-Patient Communication
Mentor: Ronald Epstein, MD

Laura Fornarola, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Determining the role of the proryl isomerase Pin1 in neuronal programmed cell death
Mentor: Robert Freeman, PhD

Michael Geary, M.D.
Project Title: Modulation of the prostanoid receptor EP4 to reduce scarring during flexor tendon healing
Mentor: Regis O’Keefe, PhD

Natalia Golub, M.D., Ph.D. 
Project Title: Longitudinal Health Outcomes in Former Refugees
Mentor: Diana Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD

David Paul Grad HugTrevor Hansen, M.D.
Project Title: Thy1 Expression as a Marker and Therapeutic Target for Scar Formation in Capsular Constracture following Reconstruction Mammoplasty
Mentor: Richard Phipps, PhD

Kelly Makino. M.D.
Project Title: Advance Care Planning in Early Dementia Study
Mentor: Anton Porsteinsson, MD

Kevin Makino, M.D., Ph.D. 
Project Title: An Exploration of the Role of Public Health Insurance in Moderating the Effects of Low Family Income on Children’s Educational Success
Mentor: Bruce Friedman, PhD

David Paul, M.D.
Project Title: Using DTI to measure changes in occipital lobe white matter after decompression of the optic chiasm
Mentors: Brad Mahon, MD and Edward Vates, MD, PhD

Kyle Rodenbach, M.D. 
Project Title: Crystatin-C-based renal reserve in children with history of hemolytic uremic syndrome-associated acute kidney injury
Mentor: George Schwartz, MD

Lauren Roussel, M.D. 
Project Title: Evaluating Upper Extremity Function Following Mastectomy in Reconstructed and Non-Reconstructed Women with Breast Cancer

Helen Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Astrocyte regulation of the cerebral microcirculation
Mentors: Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DM.Sc. & Edward Vates, MD, PhDRodenbach Grad

For more photos, visit the University of Rochester Commencement 2016 webpage.

Photo credit to University photos / J. Adam Fenster

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