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Graduates of the Clinical Scientist Training Program

2008 Graduates

H. Patrick Driscoll, MD, MS

Program Mentor: Charles F. Reynolds, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuroscience.


Project Title: Late-Onset Major Depression: Clinical And Treatment Response Variability.

Alvin Jones, MD, MS

Program Mentors: C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief and Director of Clinical Research, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology; and Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine.

Project Title: Doctor-Patient Communication and Referral for Joint Replacement: The Health ABC Study.

Nima Naghshineh, MD, MS

Program Mentors: J. Peter Rubin, MD, Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; and Anita Courcoulas, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.

Project Title: – Surgical Resection in Patients Who are 40 Years of Age or Younger and Have Primary Lung Cancer.

Kristen Scopaz, MD, MS

Program Mentor: Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy.


Project Title: Quadriceps Activation Failure: Possible Implications in Knee Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation.

Arun Sharma, MD, MS

Program Mentor: David Whitcomb, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.


Project Title: Visfatin, Obesity, and Severe Acute Pancreatitis.

Ann Silk Willman, MD, MS

Program Mentor: Olivera Finn, PhD, Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology.


Project Title: Cancer Vaccines: A Promising Cancer Therapy Against All Odds.



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