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2020 Summer Awardees


Rachel Arnesen

MD Candidate | Class of 2023

Rachel Arnesen will explore multi-center assessment of Sturge-Weber Syndrome: a retrospective study of aspirin usage and variations in care.

Mentor: Zachary Grinspan, MD, MS, Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine.


Julianna Kostas

MD Candidate | Class of 2023

Julianna Kostas will explore Gleason Pattern 4 prostate cancer in patients without clinically significant disease detected on MRI.

Mentor: Jim Hu, MD, Urology, Weill Cornell Medicine.


Daniel Lai

MD Candidate | Class of 2023

Daniel Lai will explore cellular targets and clinical response of spondyloarthritis in IBD patients treated with tofacitinib.

Mentor: Randy S. Longman, MD, PhD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Weill Cornell Medicine.


Stephanie Rager

MD Candidate | Class of 2023

Stephanie Rager will explore the regulation and role of serotonin in the neonatal gut.

Mentor: Melody Zeng, PhD, Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine.


Ethan Zhao

MD Candidate | Class of 2023

Ethan Zhao will explore gut microbiota, tacrolimus dosing, and tacrolimus trough variability in kidney transplant recipients.

Mentor: John Richard Lee, MD, MS, Nephrology and Hypertension, Weill Cornell Medicine.

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