Four awards funded:

  • Developing Novel Biomarkers for Predicting Clinical Relapse in Patients with Pemphigus ($5,000)
    • Lauren Albers, medical student
    • Ron Feldman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Dermatology (mentor)
  • Molecular Mechanism of a GRIN2A M2 Mutation Associated with Early-onset Epileptic Encephalopathy and Potential Rescue Pharmacology ($5,000)
    • Varun Kannan, medical student
    • Hongjie Yuan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Pharmacology (mentor)
  • Flow cytometric characterization of tumor infiltrating immune cells in patients with renal cell carcinoma and its association with disease progression ($5,000)
    • Kyu Seo Kim, medical student
    • Viraj Master, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Emory University, School of Medicine-Urology (mentor)
  • Multipurpose Prevention Technologies – Acceptability of a Combined Approach for Pregnancy and HIV/STI Prevention in the United States ($5,000)
    • Jenna Schreier, medical student
    • Lisa Haddad, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine – Gynecology and Obstetrics (mentor)

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