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Graduates of the Clinical Scientist Training Program

2011 Graduates

J'mir Cousar

Program Mentors: Robert Clark, MD, Associate Director of Pediatric Neuroscience and Molecular Biology; and Yvette Conley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development.

Project Title: Mitochondrial Uncoupling Protein-4 Polymorphisms are Associated with Depth of Coma After Traumatic Brain Injury.

Lara Cox

Program Mentors: David A. Brent, MD, MS Hyg, Professor of Psychiatry; and Lisa A. Pan, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.


Project Title: Self-Injurious Behavior in the Offspring of Mood-Disordered Parents.

Elizabeth Genovese

Program Mentors: Mary Amanda Dew, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science; and Robert Kormos, MD, Director of the Artificial Heart Program, Co-Director of Heart Transplantation at UPMC, and Medical Director of Vital Engineering.

Project Title: Predictors of Acute Adverse Events in the Early Months After Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

Erin Ohmann

Program Mentor: Steven A. Webber, MBChB, MRCP, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Co-Director of the Heart Center, and Medical Director of Pediatric Heart and Heart-Lung Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Project Title: Genetic Contribution to Graft and Patient Outcomes Following Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation.

Rebecca Pomerantz

Program Mentors: Larisa Geskin, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology; and Louis Falo, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology.

Project Titles:

  • Acitretin for Treatment of Erlotinib-Induced Skin Rash.
  • Novel Approach to Genomic Profiling in Sezary Syndrome.


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