Rohan Roy, a fourth year student in the Tri-I MD-PhD program, has been awarded an NIH F30 research grant. This award will support Mr. Roy's work in the Hudspeth Lab at The Rockefeller University, where he is currently working on his PhD.
The work of Dr. Darren Orcbach, MD, PhD and Dr. Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, both members of the Tri-I graduating class of 1998, made possible the first successful fetal intracranial intervention earlier this month. Denver Coleman was diagnosed with life-threatening Vein of Galen Malformation (VOGM) and was treated in utero by Dr. Orbach, the first time such a procedure was done.
Farid Aboharb, a current M.D.-Ph.D. student, took a year away from Tri-I to take part in a collaborative new M.D.-M.Eng. program between WCM and Cornell Engineering. Farid will be the first student to earn his Master's of Engineering as part of the program this May before returning to WCM to complete his M.D.
The Tri-I Association of Physician Scientists in Training (ADePT) has been busy this academic year, with various initiatives to support and build their community. They kicked off the year with a summer barbeque at the Rockefeller Faculty Club in collaboration with the Tri-I Minority Society (TIMS), where members from both groups enjoyed food, board games, and conversation.
Dr. Joel Blankson first learned about M.D.-Ph.D. programs as he was finishing college. Now a leading expert on HIV pathogenesis and a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine, he found the opportunity to create his own educational odyssey, culminating in both degrees—one in medicine, one in a laboratory science—irresistible.
Friederike Buck, fifth year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has received an F31 Research Award from the National Institutes of Health. This award will support Ms. Buck's research in the Bargmann Lab at The Rockefeller University.