Navigation Links
UT Southwestern student receives fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Date:3/30/2010

DALLAS March 31, 2010 Mariam El-Ashmawy, a student enrolled in UT Southwestern Medical Center's prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program, has been awarded a 2010 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Ms. El-Ashmawy, a Lewisville native, is one of five Gilliam fellows and the only M.D./Ph.D. student selected this year from institutions across the country. Each fellow receives $44,000 annually for up to five years to support his or her studies toward a doctoral degree in science. To date, 30 individuals have received the fellowship.

According to HHMI, the Gilliam fellows program aims to enrich science research and increase the diversity of college and university faculty members. Fellows, who come from groups underrepresented in the sciences or from disadvantaged backgrounds, have worked in the labs of top HHMI scientists as undergraduates.

A 2008 graduate of Arizona State University, Ms. El-Ashmawy entered UT Southwestern's Medical Scientist Training Program in 2009. Students enrolled in the highly integrative program receive both hands-on clinical experience and laboratory research training. Upon completing the program, students earn an M.D. from UT Southwestern Medical School and a Ph.D. from UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Ms. El-Ashmawy said she plans to concentrate her studies on neuroscience. Last summer, she worked with Dr. Lisa Monteggia, associate professor of psychiatry, and next summer she hopes to work with Dr. Luis Parada, chairman of developmental biology.

"I chose UT Southwestern because it has a great M.D./Ph.D. program with a strong emphasis on science, and I felt at home here," Ms. El-Ashmawy said. "The caliber of medical training combined with bench-side research at UT Southwestern is hard to beat."

When she was a middle-school student, Ms. El-Ashmawy's father survived a heart attack. At the hospital, she viewe
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UT Southwestern researchers find clues to TB drug resistance
2. American pika are thriving in the Sierra Nevada and southwestern Great Basin
3. Insect wranglers invade the garden at Southwestern science EXPO
4. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researcher wins Avanti Award in lipids
5. UT Southwestern receives $700,000 from HHMI to promote medical education of Ph.D. students
6. The impact of the diffusion of maize to the Southwestern United States
7. UT Southwestern scientist begins to unravel what makes pandemic H1N1 tick
8. UT Southwestern receives $42 million in Recovery Act stimulus funding
9. UT Southwestern researchers use drug-radiation combo to eradicate lung cancer
10. UT Southwestern patient first in North Texas to receive newest-generation heart failure device
11. Ice cream may target the brain before your hips, UT Southwestern study suggests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... with other group members to reduce aggression and gain ... strategy for grooming activities shows a certain pattern across ... scientific journal Biology Letters . , Grooming between ... without ulterior motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits ... another individual can provide access to infants, mating opportunities ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... kidney injury related to the use of hydroxyethyl starch ... molecules, according to a report in Anesthesia & ... Society (IARS). , The "total mass of HES molecules" ... renal proximal tubule cells (PTCs), concludes the laboratory study ... Wrzburg, Austria. Other factorssuch as differences in the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Evidence exists that cannabinoid receptor type 1 ... Ca2+ influx, and reduce neurotransmitter release. However, ... 1 can increase extracellular Ca2+ influx and ... his team, Tongji Hospital Affiliated to Tongji ... Technology, China used whole cell voltage-clamp and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2In lab studies, hydroxyethyl starch has direct harmful effects on kidney cells 2
... ways to automate the production of DNA and proteins, making ... complex carbohydrates, it,s been a different story. Until now, ... study has been slow and tedious. In what may change ... Georgia has created a method for the rapid chemical synthesis ...
... MADISON The "mineral-breathing" bacteria found in many ... or anaerobic, environments contain microbes sometimes described as "mineral-breathing" ... the same way we use oxygen. According to a ... Nature Geoscience , this bacterial respiration may be accelerated ...
... microbicide based on a new type of anti-HIV drug found ... similar to HIV, according to a study reported at the ... is the first of a gel with an integrase inhibitor, ... for the treatment of HIV but just one of the ...
Cached Biology News:New method for producing 'libraries' of important carbohydrate molecules 2New method for producing 'libraries' of important carbohydrate molecules 3Organic solids in soil may speed up bacterial breathing 2Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys 2Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys 3Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys 4Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys 5Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitor shows promise in monkeys 6
(Date:7/10/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 OMICS ... Bioanalytical techniques during 18-20 August, 2014 at Double Tree ... review the recent developments in Analytical & Bioanalytical research ... globe. , Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, ... Analytica Acta conference is a remarkable one in bringing ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Kainos Capital, a firm specializing in acquiring and managing ... acquired the Slim-Fast brand from Unilever. Unilever will retain ... transaction were not disclosed. Slim-Fast is a ... ready-to-drink shakes, powders, bars and snacks to retail customers ... the United Kingdom and Ireland.  ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor ... use of light and special glass fibres. , Published ... , the researchers describe a novel optical fibre sensor ... 6.3 ppm (parts per million). It requires an analysis ... detection has involved looking for metals that encase them ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more ... the help of a sponge-like silicon material. , ... traditionally used in one of the battery,s electrodes, as ... capacity of graphite. A paper describing the material,s performance ... Nature Communications . , "Silicon has long been ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 2A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 3A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 4Kainos Capital Acquires Slim-Fast From Unilever 2Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2Silicon sponge improves lithium-ion battery performance 2Silicon sponge improves lithium-ion battery performance 3
... Md. - Engineers at the University of Idaho have ... upcoming NASA missions that will study the Earth and ... a grant technical officer Pen-Shu Yeh, a senior engineer ... engineering team at the University of Idaho,s ...
... sensitive microscopy developed by researchers at Harvard University could ... scientists to track the location of minuscule metabolites and ... of any kind of fluorescent labeling. , The technique, ... the vibrations in chemical bonds between atoms. SRS microscopy ...
... iPods to those who test their knowledge at www.synbioproject.org ... Among the 75 people Esquire magazine recently chose as ... an emerging discipline that combines science and engineering in order to ... as synthetic biology. , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:New one-of-a-kind technology will fly on 2 NASA missions 2New one-of-a-kind technology will fly on 2 NASA missions 3New label-free method tracks molecules and drugs in live cells 2Synthetic Biology Importance in the 21st Century 2Synthetic Biology Importance in the 21st Century 3
... Digital Sight DS-L2 imaging controller is a ... DS-L1, and allows users to comfortably observe, ... DS-L2 controller features an 8.4 inch LCD ... variety of Nikon cameras including the DS-Fi1 ...
... a premium quality recombinant form of Thermus ... suitable for a wide range of PCR ... reproducible performance, each preparation is extensively tested ... NovaTaq DNA Polymerase possesses an integral 5′→3′ ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TSEN2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 80746...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant NCLN. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 56926...
Biology Products: