UNM Medical Student Received Seed Research Grant from AMA Foundation

March 23, 2016 - Department of Pathology

Congratulations to Katharine Epler, 2nd year Medical student, for her selection as a 2016 Seed Grant Research Program recipient from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. The AMA Foundation established the Seed Grant Research Program in 2000 to encourage medical students, physician residents and fellows to enter the research field, providing grant support to conduct small research projects. In 2014, Katharine was selected into UNM School of Medicine’s inaugural Community of Scholars Cohort, which enables medical students with a strong interest in research to pursue a more intensive research opportunity. Katharine works with her research mentor, Dr. Jennifer Gillette, Assistant Professor in the Department Pathology, on research supported by the Spatiotemporal Modeling Center and the New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). Katharine’s grant focuses on combining imaging techniques and drug therapies to target leukemia adhesion within the bone marrow. Congratulations, Katie!