Cancer and Health Disparities Internship
2014 Cancer and Health Disparities Summer Interns
Front: Lourdes Bunay-Vivar (Rebekah Pratt, Ph.D.), Jessica Sukharan (Scott Dehm, Ph.D.), Ted Bebi (Natalia Tretyakova, Ph.D.)
Back: Asma Adam (Kola Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H.), Cynthia Chang (Heather Stefanski, M.D.), Nermine Abdelwahab (Betsy Hirsch, Ph.D.), Hemen Muleta (Janet Thomas, Ph.D.), Gabe Franta (Charles Rogers, Ph.D.)
Eight undergraduate students have been selected to conduct summer research internships in the Masonic Cancer Center's Cancer and Health Disparities Summer Internship Program. Funding from the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research allows undergraduate students from minority and underserved communities in Minnesota to participate in a 8-week program of mentored research with faculty in a wide variety of cancer and health disparities related disciplines. The program is also made possible with support from the Hoffman Foundation at Bates College and the Multicultural Student Research Opportunity Program at the University of Minnesota.
Students and their mentors are as follows:
- Lourdes Bunay-Vivar, College of St. Scholastica: Rebekah Pratt, Ph.D., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
- Jessica Sukharan, University of Minnesota: Scott Dehm, Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Ted Bebi, Macalester College: Natalia Tretyakova, Ph.D., Department of Medicinal Chemistry
- Asma Adam, Concordia University: Kola Okuymemi, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
- Cynthia Chang, Carleton College: Heather Stefanski, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation
- Nermine Abdelwahab, Carleton College: Betsy Hirsch, Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Hemen Muleta, Johns Hopkins University: Janet Thomas, Ph.D., L.P., Department of Medicine
- Gabe Franta, University of Minnesota: Charles Rogers, Ph.D., Program in Health Disparities Research
Upon completion of their internship, the students will present discuss their research at a poster presentation session.