Six minority high school students from Wisconsin recently completed six-week clinical research experiences in our Department. During this program, the students were partnered with a faculty member to work on a research project. They also spent time in the Simulation Center, participated in a variety of clinical activities, and attended weekly lectures. The students were introduced to various aspects of academic surgery and careers in healthcare including opportunities talk to professionals across UW Health about careers in medicine, leadership, and scholarship. The program is funded through a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
What these students researched:
Adelle Durrell: In men with advanced prostate cancer treated with androgen deprivation therapy, are outcomes improved in those men also taking statins?
(Mentored by Kyle Richards, MD and India Anderson-Carter)
Annalisa Chu: Identifying risk factors for kidney stone formation in primary hyperparathyroidism
(Mentored by Rebecca S Sippel, MD and Alberto Perez)
Olivia Nwachukwu: Subset analysis of patients with Hashimoto’s
(Mentored by David F. Schneider, MD, MS and Tenzin Atruktsang)
Nickolas De Oliveira: Socio-economic impact of open fracture washout and fixation
(Mentored by Suresh K. Agarwal, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM, FCCP and Lauren Woldanski)