Congratulations to students Seth Buscho and Alfredo Sandoval on receiving Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Fisher Academic Excellence Awards in Neuroscience. The $5,000 awards acknowledge an excellent paper on any neuroscience topic. Buscho, a medical student, and Sandoval, an MD-PhD student, are participants in the ITS’s Scholarly Concentration in Translational Research (SciTR) program, which is supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).
Buscho’s paper covers a potential non-invasive method for early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Sandoval’s work describes a method for studying the activity of brain cells.
Both students are also former ITS TL1 trainees, having completed the coursework and mentorship programs of the short-term TL1 program for medical students at UTMB. This program is also supported by NCATS funding.
For more information on the SciTR program, visit: http://www.its.utmb.edu/learning/certificate_programs/translational_research_track.html
For more information on the TL1 program, visit: https://www.utmb.edu/its/learning/mentoring-development/tl1