STUDENT RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM (SRTP)
      in DIABETES and OBESITY, KIDNEY DISEASE, and DIGESTIVE DISEASE
Former Students
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2013 Students
Name Institution Emphasis Area
Barkate, Temple Louisiana State University - New Orleans Diabetes & Obesity
Bi, Xia (Katie) Jefferson Medical College Diabetes & Obesity
Box, Amanda University of Tennessee Health Science Center Kidney Disease
Brubaker, Allison University of Illinois COM Diabetes & Obesity
Bruce, Brittany University of Kansas SOM Kidney Disease
Coppola, John-Anthony Florida State University COM Digestive Diseases
Corcoran, Connor Keck School of Medicine of USC Diabetes & Obesity
D'Ambrosio Eleonora Sapienza University of Rome Medicine Diabetes & Obesity
Druce, Jennifer (Page) University of Central Florida COM Digestive Diseases
Hembd, Austin UT Southwestern Medical School Kidney Disease
Hsiao, Joseph St. Louis University Diabetes & Obesity
Huda, Imran Meharry Medical College Diabetes & Obesity
Kabani, Samat Medical College of Georgia Diabetes & Obesity
Kurtz, Brian Louisiana State University - New Orleans Kidney Disease
Ladak, Farah Eastern Virginia Medical School Diabetes & Obesity
Lane, Alexandra Loyola University Chicago Stritch SOM Digestive Diseases
Lara, Daniel Creighton University SOM Kidney Disease
Lau, Melissa Albert Einstein COM Diabetes & Obesity
Li, He (Jack) Texas A&M Health Science Center COM Diabetes & Obesity
Li, Toni University of Oklahoma COM Diabetes & Obesity
Loubnan, Zeyad Thomas Jefferson University Digestive Diseases
McKenney, Meredith Univ of Texas Health Science Center Houston Diabetes & Obesity
McRae, Kamelia Meharry Medical College Diabetes & Obesity
Mitchell, Perry Louisiana State University - New Orleans Digestive Diseases
Oswald, Thomas University of Utah Digestive Diseases
Prabhu, Nicole University of Oklahoma COM Diabetes & Obesity
Ramachandran, Gowri University of Toledo COM Kidney Disease
Reuter, Bradley Wake Forest University Diabetes & Obesity
Singhi, Eric Medical University of South Carolina Diabetes & Obesity
Sun, Lucy SUNY Downstate COM Diabetes & Obesity
Venkatraman, Sneha Univ of Tennessee Health Science Center Diabetes & Obesity
Zeidan, Laura (Nora) Medical College of Georgia Diabetes & Obesity
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2012 Students
Name Institution Emphasis Area
Arasar, Arasi Kavin  University of Illinois at Chicago Diabetes & Obesity
Basu, Sambita University of Alabama SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Bond, Brittany LSUHSC-New Orleans SOM Digestive Disease
Chen, Kevin Wake Forest  Diabetes & Obesity
Choi, Nicole Loma Linda University Digestive Disease
Clark, Amanda Albert Einstein COM Kidney Disease
Crees, Zachary University of Illinois College of Medicine Diabetes & Obesity
Day, Bradley University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne Diabetes & Obesity
de Chavez, Vincent University at Buffalo SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Diaz, Katherine Paul L. Foster SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Drayton, Phillip Indiana University SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Elios, Megan Florida State University Diabetes & Obesity
Garcia, Oscar San Juan Bautista SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Hills, Jeffrey University of Kansas SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Johns, Jeremy University of Buffalo Digestive Disease
Kammeyer, Ryan Indiana University SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Kandath, Rachael Dartmouth Medical School Diabetes & Obesity
Liu, Kevin LSUHSC-New Orleans SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Lorch, Robert University of South Florida Diabetes & Obesity
Nani, Nina Meharry Medical College Kidney Disease
Powers, Mike Vanderbilt University SOM Diabetes & Obesity
Reinert, Kaela Medical University of South Carolina Diabetes & Obesity
Satterthwaite, Amanda Meharry Medical College Diabetes & Obesity
Sutton, Nicholas The Ohio State University COM Diabetes & Obesity
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2011 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Ambrose, Jacques  John A. Burns SOM John Oates
Ang, John  SUNY Downstate David Jacobson
Arinze, Nikki  Vanderbilt University SOM Sabina Gesell
Ballenger, Laura  Vanderbilt University SOM Russell Rothman
Best, Jennifer Vanderbilt University SOM Jim May
Bice, Tristan Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Takamune Takahashi
Bodepudi, Snigdha Northeastern Ohio Universities COM Ray Harris
Brown, W. Colby Case Western Reserve University SOM John Stafford
Castaneda, Antonio University of Iowa Carver COM Masa Shiota
Daniels, Steven Medical College of Wisconsin Wenbiao Chen
Dreischerf, Amy Indiana University SOM-Indianapolis Kevin Niswender
Ebba, Sahbina Meharry Medical College Chandra Osborn
Fausel, Chaz Medical College of Georgia Mac Buchowski
Fox, Austin University of South Alabama COM Shari Barkin
Garcia, Anna Vanderbilt University SOM Naji Abumrad
Ghaila, Keng The University of Tennessee COM Luc Van Kaer
Gharahdaghi, Pouya Howard University COM Aurelio Galli
Grelli, Kimberly Vanderbilt University SOM BethAnn McLaughlin
Gupta, Isha University of Utah Bill Russell
House, L. McLean University of Tennessee COM Owen McGuinness
Jacobson, Richard Rush Medical College Jonathan Schoenecker
Lee, Stephen Meharry Medical College Dave Schlundt
Mencio, Marissa University TN Health Science Center Jonathan Schoenecker
Min, Sarah Northeastern Ohio Universities COM John Penn
Morden, Amanda Florida State University Agnes Fogo
Pardilla, Richard CMS-Rosalind Univ Medicine & Science Tom Aune
Ryzhkova, Lora University of Oklahoma COM Adriana Hung
Thomas, Analise Vanderbilt University SOM Dan Moore
Wang, Aileen Eastern Virginia Medical School Nancy Brown
Wawrin, Nicolina University of Toledo COM Jamey Young
Wright, Brian Vanderbilt University SOM Maureen Gannon
Yee, Derek New Jersey Medical School Al Powers
Yeung, Michele UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical Mac Linton
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2010 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Ashfaq, Samir TX A&M Health Sci Center COM Davidson, Jeff
Bai, James Stony Brook Univ SOM Galli, Aurelio
Bhatia, Anisha NE Ohio Univ Colleges of Med & Pharm Aune, Tom
Cavanaugh, John Indiana University SOM Muglia, Louis
Chen, Jason Vanderbilt University SOM Hasty, Alyssa
Derrick, Edward Univ of Tennessee Health Science Center Chen, Wenbiao
Desa, Nolan Wayne State University SOM Shiota, Masakazu
Gipson, Graham Univ of TN Health Science Center Rothman, Russell
Hagan, Scott Vanderbilt University SOM Niswender, Kevin
Harris, Amanda Vanderbilt University SOM Gannon, Maureen
Hux, Vanessa Vanderbilt University SOM Gesell, Sabina
Inouye, Brendan Univ of Hawaii John A. Burns SOM Young, Jamey
Jethwa, Ashok Univ of N Dakota SOM & Health Sci McGuinness, Owen
Johnson, Khaisha Meharry Medical College Means, Owen
Judge, Erica Meharry Medical College Osborn, Chandra
Kopsombut, Gift Univ of TN Health Science Center Buchowski, Mac
Moran, Shannon Meharry Medical College Schlundt, David
Nickle, Alexander Wake Forest University SOM Wasserman, David
Olude, Abraham Univ of Nebraska Medical Center May, Jim
Patel, Amit East TN State Univ Quillen COM Niswender, Kevin
Poonnen, Pradeep University of North Carolina SOM Russell, William
Smith, Padget Carver COM, Univ of Iowa Barkin, Shari
Spinner, Michael Vanderbilt University SOM Powers, Al/
Papagiannis, Ioannis
Stowe, Robert University of Louisville SOM Stafford, John
Sundby, Russell Mount Sinai SOM Powers, Al/
Papagiannis, Ioannis
Treadwell, Gillian Univ of Illinois at Chicago COM Penn, John
Wang, Shuwei UMDNJ-Rbrt Wood Johnson Med School Fogo, Agnes
Ye, Audrey Vanderbilt University SOM Major, Amy
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2009 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Ark, Jacob Vanderbilt University SOM May, James
Avolio, Marissa UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Buchowski, Mac
Ayers, Katie Vanderbilt University SOM Brown, Nancy
Betcher, Joe Michigan State University Russell, Bill
Chen, Roger Wayne State University McGuiness, Owen
Chibnall, Rebecca Univ of Southern California Davidson, Jeff
Cohen, Sam Univ of California, Irvine Brown, Nancy
Cundiff, Bianca Georgetown University Ellacott, Kate
Davis, Georgia Drexel University Aune, Thomas
Eskind, David Vanderbilt University Cavanaugh, Kerri
Gayle, Eryka Vanderbilt University Rothman, Russell
Isabell, Anwar Howard University Abumrad, Naji /
Tamboli, Robyn
Iwueke, Izu Univ of Tennessee – Memphis Wasserman, David
Kim, Soorin UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Powers, Al
Kim, Thomas Brown University Labosky, Patricia
King, Candace Boston University Schlundt, David
Lin, James UMDNJ–New Jersey Med School Beech, Bettina
McGoff, Amy Medical College of Georgia Penn, John
Mitchell, Brianne University of Kansas Fogo, Agnes
Robinson, Jamie Vanderbilt University SOM Niswender, Kevin
Ruiz, Rachel Vanderbilt University SOM Barkin, Shari
Soora, Raksha University of Arkansas Galli, Aurelio
Steer, Jonathan Vanderbilt University SOM Rothman, Russell
Tsuruta, Niki Univ of Illinois – Chicago Stafford, John
Turner, Austin Univ of Tennessee – Memphis Davis, Steve
Walker, Tyler East Tennessee State Univ Linton, MacRae
Whitfield, Ty Univ of Tennessee – Memphis Shiota, Masakazu
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2008 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Adebayo, Ben University of Toledo Means, Anna
Ahmed, Zubair Medical College of Wisconsin Powers, Alvin
Barrick, Brett University of Oklahoma Wasserman, David
Boustani, Andre Vanderbilt University SOM Gannon, Maureen
Brolin, Tyler University of North Dakota Fogo, Agnes
Buscariollo, Daniela Vanderbilt University SOM Russell, Bill
Cruz, Brian Vanderbilt University SOM Thomas, James
Dunlap, Denise Wayne State University Buchowski, Maciej
Entzminger, Lakeshia Meharry Medical College Barkin, Shari
Fahnhorst, Courtney Saint Louis University Mulvaney, Shelagh
Hill, Andrew Medical College of Georgia Abumrad, Naji
Iwueke, Chidinma East Tennessee State University Niswender, Kevin
Jegadeesh, Naresh Medical College of Georgia O'Brien, Richard
Khoobehi, Kaveh Louisiana State University Penn, John
Kumar, Disha Vanderbilt University SOM Rothman, Russell
Kunchakarra, Siri Vanderbilt University SOM Brown, Nancy
Moots, Paul University of Illinois Shiota, Masakazu
Nguyen, Thuy-Trang University of Oklahoma Rothman, Russell
Nguyen, Victoria University of Oklahoma Agarwal, Anita
Singh, Robin University of Arkansas Davis, Stephen
Spencer, Kevin Columbia University McGuinness, Owen
Tang, Randy Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Elasy, Tom
Tunstall, Aundrea Indiana University Schlundt, David
Weaver, Seth East Carolina University May, James
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2007 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Chichester, Tiffany Creighton University Ikizler, Talat
Coleman, Brian University of Louisville Powers, Alvin
Condren, Audree University of Oklahoma Shiota, Masakazu
Cordell, Jared University of Oklahoma Van Kaer, Luc
Davis, Jared Meharry Medical College Buchowski, Maciej
Dawson, Brittany University of Alabama Schlundt, David
Felker, Ely New York University Rocheleau, Jonathan
Gardner, Lashelle Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey McGuinness, Owen
Griffee, Susan University of Arkansas Wasserman, David
Healy, Kenna Jefferson Medical College Callahan, Todd
Johnson, Candace Wayne State University Davidson, Jeffrey
Kasid, Natasha Howard University Davis, Stephen
Kasim, Nader Northeastern Ohio University Abumrad, Naji
Kazi, Najiyah University of Arkansas Fogo, Agnes
Keaton, Amelia University of South Carolina Niswender, Kevin
Matthews, Daniel Vanderbilt University Russell, Bill
Reddy, Tara Wayne State University Brown, Nancy
Rioth, Matthew Vanderbilt University Penn, John
Shah, Anjali Vanderbilt University Penn, John
Shah, Sanket New York Medical College May, James
Sharma, Kunal Vanderbilt University Penn, John
Smith, Michelle Tulane University Aune, Thomas
Strampe, Jason Eastern Virginia Medical School Hasty, Alyssa
Trigg, Deborah University of Illinois Harris, Raymond
Willis, Shannon Meharry Medical College Powers, Alvin
Wong, Kam Vanderbilt University Rothman, Russell
Young, Kristal University of Hawaii Elasy, Tom
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
2006 Students
Name Institution Preceptor
Adams, Ayanna Meharry Medical College Breyer, Matt
Au, Brigham Vanderbilt University Powers, Al
Braswell, Stacie Indiana University McGuinness, Owen
Chan, Brian University of Manitoba Shiota, Masakazu
Dancik, Tavis Wayne State University Fogo, Agnes
Duggan, Eileen University of Louisville Wasserman, David
Gachoka, David University of Illinois Rothman, Russell
Gauthier, Marc Vanderbilt University Aune, Thomas
Gilchrist, Joshua Meharry Medical College Powers, Al
Harriott, Allison Meharry Medical College Fazio, Sergio/Yancey, Patricia
Hossain, Ayesha Case Western Reserve University Abumrad, Naji
Kwan, Hana Brown Medical School Russell, Bill
Mathieu, Paul Meharry Medical College Buchowski, Mac
Newton, Doshandra Meharry Medical College Schlundt, David
Nieva, Reynaria Emory University Niswender, Kevin
Obeng-Gyasi, Samilia University of Michigan Elasy, Tom
Ouyang, Debra Eastern Virginia Medical School Callahan,Todd
Richman, Jill Vanderbilt University Davidson, Jeff
Roh, Simon University of Kansas O'Brien, Richard
Sood, Poonam George Washington University May, James
Trivedi, Mala Univ of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Davis, Steve
Young, Michael Vanderbilt University Penn, John

The Medical Student Summer Research Training Program is supported by the Vanderbilt Short Term Research Training Program for Medical Students (NIH grant DK007383) and the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (NIH grant DK20593).

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