Students Awarded Sarnoff Scholarships

Published July 20, 2010

Joshua Balderman and Mojdeh Kappus, second-year medical students at UB, won scholarships from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation to conduct intensive work in a biomedical research laboratory in the United States. They were among 11 finalists selected from 50 applicants.

Fellows select a laboratory where they will spend their next year, based on their specific research interest in cardiovascular medicine. Balderman hopes to work in a laboratory where he can do research on small-vessel engineering. Kappus plans to continue his research into atherosclerosis.

Each receives a $27,500 stipend, plus up to $7,000 for travel to select a preceptor and fellowship laboratory, moving expenses, health insurance and computer equipment.

The students will present the results of their research at two national conferences at the end of their research year.