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Student Recognition Awards

The Capstone Scholarship & Discovery course gives our students the opportunity to practice new skills, and develop a critical mind. We would like to recognize students who not only accomplished an advanced level of scholarship, but who also exhibited tenacity and maintained high levels of professionalism. 

We are pleased to recognize the following students with the Capstone Merit Award for exemplifying the spirit of the course!

We wish them all congratulations and continued good luck!

Janki Patel | Burncoat House 
Project Title: School nurse asthma program reduces healthcare utilization in children with persistent asthma
Project Adviser: Michelle Trivedi MD MPH

Maxwell Lloyd | Burncoat House 
Project Title: Loss of Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Gene Leads to Resistance to Cyclin D Kinase 4/6 Inhibitor Therapy in Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Project Adviser: NikHil Wagil MD

Grace McKay-Corkum | Blackstone House
Project Title: Exploiting Metabolic Vulnerabilities of Pediatric Rhabdomyosarcoma with Novel Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) Inhibitor OT-82
Project Advisor: Christine Heske MD

Jon Fricchione | Blackstone House
Project Title: Advocating for the Design and Implementation of a Healing Garden at UMass Memorial University Hospital.
Project Advisor | Stefanie Gauguet MD PhD

Nate Petrou | Kelley House 
Project Title: Assessing the effectiveness of various care models in the chronic disease era of HIV: A literature review and analysis 
Project Advisor | Philip Bolduc MD

Edgar Remotti | Kelley House 
Project title: Project Viking: A Curriculum for Physician Self Defense Education 
Project Advisor | Matthew Rebesco MD

Emma Albert-Stone | Quinsigamond House
Project Title: Analyzing Quality Measures in the Refugee Clinic at Family Health Center of Worcester
Project Advisor: Olga Valdman MD

David Appelbaum | Quinsigamond House
Project Title: Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Adolescents Using Marijuana
Project  Advisor: Matthew Shields MD

Tharakeswari Selvakumar | Tatnuck House
Project Title: A retrospective evaluation of the impact of fetal MR imaging on referral patterns and prognosis in intrauterine fetal anomalies Project
Project Advisor: Carolynn DeBenedectis MD

Rebecca Earle | Tatnuck House
Project Title: End-of-Life Conversations: The Patient Perspective 
Project Advisor: Jennifer Tjia MD MSCE

Emily Berner & Patrick Giguere | Quinsigamond & Blackstone Houses (Group Project) 
Project Title: LGBTQ+ Health Education 
Project Advisor | Ciaran DellaFera 

Peter DaCosta & August Felix | Kelley House (Group Project) 
Project Title: Nicaragua: A history of healthcare under fire 
Project Advisor | Jorge Yarzebski Sr MD MPH

Krist Tase & Pawan Mathew | Tatnuck House (Group Project) 
Project Title: Medical Professionals of Tomorrow | GROUP 
Project Advisor: Robert Layne MEd