The Carrie M. Craig Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Carrie M. Craig Fellowship Program enables selected medical students to engage in research under the guidance of a research mentor the summer between their first and second years. The research must be conducted at UICOMP, and the research mentor must have a UICOMP faculty appointment. Prospective fellows are eligible to receive a $2,700 stipend and are expected to work on their project during the summer months. All actively enrolled M1 students who are in good academic standing are encouraged to apply, regardless of prior research experience. The Craig Fellowship Call for Proposals, which includes a more detailed description of the program and all relevant deadlines, can be found by following the link below.

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Projects

Year Name Project Title Mentor Department
2018 David Gao Trafficking of testosterone receptor TRPM8 to plasma membrane Ella Zakharian, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2018 Laura Jorgenson Attenuation of the severity of post-ischemic inflammation: effect on the neurological recovery of stroke-induced rats Krishna Veeravalli, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2018 Andrew Schaver Effect of prone positioning on Ulnar Nerve injuries Miguel Ramirez, MD Surgery (Orthopedics)
2018 Wade Smith Small molecule inhibition of EZH2 Suppresses B7-H3 expression and medulloblastoma cell proliferation Swapna Asuthkar, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2019 Chris Eberlin Genetic Basis of Bleeding in Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Rohith Jesudas, MD Pediatrics (BCDI)
2019 Kurt Hanebrink Association Between Multiple Sclerosis and ResidentialConsumption of Pollutive Energy Carl Asche, PhD Center for Outcomes Research
2019 Bryan Makowski Incidence of anti-TNF associated hepatic insufficiency as compared to non-TNF targeted immunotherapies for treating spondyloarthritides(SpA), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis Carl Asche, PhD Center for Outcomes Research
2019 Ryan Martin Effect of MMP-12 suppression on post-stroke neurological outcome Krishna Veeravalli, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2019 Mohammed Mirza Mitochondrial DNA Degradation in Neurologic Disease: Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Pedro de Alarcon, MD Pediatrics
2019 Breanna Sullivan Effects of Glenosphere Size on Shoulder Range of Motion PostReverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Miguel Ramirez, MD Surgery (Orthopedics)
2019 Brock Taylor Does administration of intravenous acetaminophen in the immediate post-operative period decrease cumulative opioid use in pediatric patients? Anil Kumar Swayampakula, MD MPH Pediatrics
2020 Melissa Dominguez Disparities Affecting Health Outcomes by Medical Conditions Within Inpatient Care Gauri Shevatekar, MBBS, MPH, CHES Family & Community Medicine
2020 Katherine Floess Disparities Affecting Health Outcomes by Medical Conditions Within Inpatient Care Gauri Shevatekar, MBBS, MPH, CHES Family & Community Medicine
2020 Nejla Ghane Adolescents’ Adherence to Weight Management Program Using Technology to Track Health Goals: a comparison of those with and without executitve dysfunction Tiffany Abrego, PhD Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine
2020 Ayse Elif Kesaf Investigating the Interplay Between B7-H3 and Autophagy Pathways in Medulloblastoma Swapna Asuthkar, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2020 Cassandra Palmer Effect of Genetic Deletion of MyD88 on Post-Stroke Neurological Outcome Krishna Veeravalli, PhD Cancer Biology & Pharmacology
2020 Sergio Serafin Multivariate Analysis of Loss of Consciousness vs Length of Stay Mark Gonzalez, MD/PhD Orthopaedic Surgery