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Posted on October 17, 2018 in Articles
Beaumont's Academic Scholars presented research they conducted this summer at Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) as summer interns. This opportunity to work with mentors on research is led by Dr. James Reynolds and the team leaders from HDI/University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve. Dr. Reynolds, his team leaders, and Lydia and Jill Harrington were in attendance at the presentations. President Wendy A. Hoke, Principal Nick Beyer, and Chief Philanthropy Officer Kimberly E. Epley, Ph.D. '95 were among those who attended from Beaumont.
Beaumont students are the only students being offered this outstanding opportunity to work at the Harrington Discovery Institute. This is the third cohort of students to participate in the summer internship program which was introduced to Academic Scholars Director, Gretchen Santo, by Natalie Haynes, former Program Director at HDI and Beaumont parent to Parker.
The students worked on projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Eppley Foundation for Research (New York City), and The Eversight Center for Eye and Vision Research. The following are the students, research topics, and mentors from the internships.
Harrington Discovery Institute Summer Interns 2018, Topics, and Mentors:
Beaumont Student: Gabriella Belsito
Research Choice: Monitoring of human brain-dead organ donors
Mentor: Mohamed Awad, MD
Beaumont Student: Isabella Belsito
Research Choice: Brain death impact on stem cell function
Mentor:Arshna Qureshi, MD
Beaumont Student: Brianna Davis
Research Choice: Improve cornea function and extend storage duration
Mentor: Crystal An
Beaumont Student: Colleen Martin
Research Choice: Ex vivo organ and tissue storage
Mentor: Lin Zhu, MD, PhD
Beaumont Student: Alayna Sturgill
Research Choice: SNO-Hemoglobin and Blood/Transfusions
Mentor: Edwin Colon, BS, MS, MBA
Harrington Discovery Institute Mission: To advance medicine and society by enabling inventive physician-scientists to turn their discoveries into medicines that improve human health.