2020-2021 Medical Student Research Scholars

Genentech Scholars
Scholar Research Institution Research Project MS Research Mentor
Akash Chopra Centre for Brain Health, The University of British Columbia Canadian Progression Cohort in MS (CanProCo) – Baseline Analysis Dr. Shannon Kolind
Sarah Frankl Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia A Review of Tumefactive Lesions in Pediatric Demyelination Dr. Brenda Banwell and Dr. Sarah Hopkins
Sanya Jacob The University of British Columbia MS/MRI Research Group Pilot study of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging: Correlations with advance MRI in MS Dr. Robert Carruthers
Geoffrey Liang Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, The University of British Columbia The Gut Microbiota and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Dr. Helen Tremlett
Bristol Myers Squibb Research Scholar
Scholar Research Institution Research Project MS Research Mentor
Austin Beltrand University of Maryland, Baltimore The Role of RGC-32 in regulating astrocyte differentiation in multiple sclerosis Dr. Horea Rus
Inserra Family Research Scholar
Scholar Research Institution Research Project MS Research Mentor
Lynn Daboul Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic Evaluating the Clinical Performance of the Central Vein Sign in the Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Dr. Daniel Ontaneda
Sanofi Genzyme Research Scholars
Scholar Research Institution Research Project MS Research Mentor
Juweiriya Ahmed Pediatric MS and Neuroinflammatory Disorders Center, The Hospital for Sick Children Associations of structural visual metrics with psychosocial outcomes and physical activity in youth with MS-related neuroinflammatory disorders (MOG/NMOSD) Dr. E. Ann Yeh
Elias Bou Farhat American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon Human Monocyte Derived Microglia Like Cells (MDMi): Differential Marker Expression and Cytokine Profile in Multiple Sclerosis Dr. Samia Khoury
Calin Dumitrescu Medical College of Wisconsin Changes in Immunoglobulins and Lymphocytes in the Peripheral Blood of Patients Receiving B-cell-depleting Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Dr. Ahmed Obeidat
Sean Hamill University of Massachusetts Medical School Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Dr. Carolina Ionete
Foundation of the CMSC Research Scholars
Scholar Research Institution Research Project MS Research Mentor
Vijay Letchuman NIH-NINDS, Dept of Translational Neuroradiology Section The diagnostic potential of the central vein sign in multiple sclerosis using a fully automated image analysis tool (CVSnet): A prospective multicenter pilot study Dr. Daniel Reich
Kamyar Taheri University of British Columbia Developing an imaging marker for MS progression for prospective and retrospective studies Dr. Shannon Kolind
Garrett Timmons University of California, San Diego Understanding COVID-19 Infection Patients with Multiple Sclerosis; an EPIC EMR Review Dr. Jennifer Graves
Alex Waldman University of Oxford & National Institutes of Health Genetic and Biochemical Examination of Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility Dr. Gabriele De Luca and Dr. Michael Lenardo
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