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North Shore-LIJ's Feinstein Institute Hosts Academic Commencement and Convocation
Date:5/28/2013

Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2013

The 2013 Commencement Exercises for the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the Academic Convocation for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine were held May 23 at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Each year during this event, the Elmezzi Graduate School awards an honorary degree to an outstanding physician who has advanced biomedical research and improved medical treatment for patients. This year, Frederick W. Alt, PhD, from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital, was recognized for his work in cancer and immunology.

During the commencement exercises for the Elmezzi Graduate School, students who have completed their dissertation studies are granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Medicine. The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine is a PhD program for physicians who wish to pursue careers in biomedical education. During their training, Elmezzi students conduct research in Feinstein Institute laboratories to advance biomedical knowledge and to pursue new therapeutic approaches and diagnostic tools. This year, three graduate students received their degrees:

  •     Eitan Giat, MD, for his work in lupus. His thesis is entitled “The Inhibition of the Interferon Signature by the Dweus Peptide through Inactivation of HMGB1.”
  •     Ben Lu, MD, for his work in inflammation. His thesis is entitled “The Regulation of HMGB1 Release.”
  •     Sergio I. Valdes-Ferrer, MD, for his work in sepsis. His thesis is entitled “HMGB1 is a Key Mediator of Sustained Inflammation in Sepsis Survivors.”

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