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Rush Medical College Student Named NIH Medical Research Scholar

Rush Medical College Student Named NIH Medical Research Scholar

The National Institutes of Health recently announced that third-year Rush Medical College student Kathryn Wrobel was accepted to its Medical Research Scholars Program, or MRSP. Wrobel will spend one year at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland working on a translational research project on neurological disorders beginning in July 2019.

“I applied to the Medical Research Scholars Program because it would give me dedicated time to strengthen and expand my research experience,” said Wrobel. “I am still in the process of selecting a specific project, but I would like to work with children and underserved populations. The strong research mentorship provided through the MRSP along with the conceptual practical research capabilities I will gain through this training will prepare me to pursue a career in academic medicine.”

Established in 2012, the MRSP invites medical, dental and veterinary students to conduct basic, clinical, translational or population health research projects at NIH. In addition to research activities, Wrobel and her fellow scholars will participate in courses, journal club seminars, a structured lecture series and clinical teaching rounds. Scholars will also present their work to the National Institutes of Health community and professional conferences throughout the year.

June 12, 2019