For the first time in the program’s history, there are now two Tri-Institutional MD-PhD students who have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Alexendar Pérez, who created a software package for DNA researchers, joins this year’s list. Pérez and 2017 list honoree Kevin O’Rourke, who studies the genetic causes of colon cancer, discussed their experiences with the program and how it contributed to their success.
Gateways alumnus Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D., has been recently awarded the NIH Director's Early Independence Award for his project Antibody Therapeutics for Human Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Prevention of Late Neurological Syndromes.
Dr. Clark Fisher, MD, PhD, (Tri-I MD-PhD graduating class of 2017), currently at Yale University, has developed a ventilator circuit that can support two patients with individualized peak inspiratory and end-expiratory pressures. Dr. Fisher's project addresses the current shortage of ICU ventilators experienced by hospitals across the United States and the world with a a low-cost, off the shelf solution to stretch the limited resources available.