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Courtney Giannini (G1) - Article Featured in Childhood Obesity Newsletter


Involve Teens' Friends in Obesity Treatment
Adolescents like having friends involved in their obesity treatment program, saying it improves enjoyment, according to research published in Childhood Obesity. Courtney M. Giannini at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, and University of Cincinnati in Ohio, and colleagues, recruited 42 teens from an obesity clinic and asked them to list friends they would involve in their treatment. The participants nominated an average of 4 friends and were more likely to nominate friends they considered close. Friends who participated in the intervention tended to be friends with more of the participant's friends, expending the messages to others in the teen's network. Read Coutney's Article



UC MSTP Alumna's New Treatment for Lung Cancer 

ReshmaRangwalaMerck Edited

UC MSTP graduate and Merck Senior Scientist, Reshma Rangwala, was recently featured in The New York Times on a Merck-sponsored page... “Our researchers are working to invent new ways to fight cancer – and ultimately, to find a cure.” (Merck Pharmaceuticals)

Read about Reshma's discoveries in the New England Journal of Medicine:
Pembrolizumab versus Chemotherapy for PD-L1-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer.



UC MSTP Alumni Unite to Uncover New Treatment Strategy

MSTP Alumni, Scott PomeroyMSTP Graduate, Eric Raabe

Cincinnati MSTP graduates, Scott Pomeroy and Eric Baabe, combined expertise in bioinformatics and generation of a new human neural stem cell model for medulloblastoma (the most common malignant children's brain tumor) to discover a new treatment strategy for the most deadly form of this tumor. Dr. Pomeroy is Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital, and Bronson Crothers Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pomeroy also directs the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at Harvard. Dr. Raabe is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology and Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Neuro-oncology Service, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Read the Johns Hopkins Press Release



New Sabin Fellow Featured in UC Health News

Sabin Fellow
       MSTP M1 Student, Anastassia Tselikova 



MSTP Welcomes New M1 Class 2016 

After an exciting recruitment cycle the MSTP is pleased to welcome 9 new students to the program.


Top Row (L to R): Kurtis Stefan (Loyola University Chicago), Ben Wiesel (The Ohio State University), Sara Zaghlul (University of Massachusetts & Boston University), Zana Percy (University of Cincinnati); Bottom Row (L to R): Mary Bedard (Elon University), Lauren Falkenberg (The Ohio State University & American University), Kim Kraus (Ohio University), Rebecca Crowther (Rowan University), Anastassia Tselikova (University of California LA)

Congratulations 2016 Graduates 

This year 6 students graduated from the MSTP: Rebecca Currier Curran, Jennifer Leddon, Kyle McCracken, Maggie Schneider, Sam Vaughn and Inuk Zandvakili. Find out more about their future plans on our Alumni page

 M1 Class 2015

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Top Row (L to R): Ayad Ali (McGill University), Eliyahu Perl (CUNY- Queen's College), Brian Upton (Ohio State University); Bottom Row (L to R): Jackie Ehrman (Miami University), Akaljot Singh (Columbia University), Kevin Gaitonde (University of Pittsburgh); Pictured at Right: Alison Jarmas (Cornell University)

Boespflug & Burr named to AOA

Nicholas Boespflug and Adam Burr were both named to AOA. See photo below at of all AOA graduates at the 2015 Honors Day. 

Boespflug (top row, 5th from right), Burr (bottom row, 1st on the right)

Congratulations 2015 Graduates:

Nicholas, Boespflug, Adam Burr, Jeeyeon Cha, Norris Hollie, Benjamin Kay and Eugene Oteng. Find out more on our Alumni page.

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