Published July 30, 2012
Two residents in the Department of Medicine have received Frawley Fellowships, while a graduate student in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences has won the Harold Brody/Medical Emeritus Faculty Society Award for Translational Research.
The Frawley fellows, as well as the honorable mention recipients, train in the Division of Internal Medicine.
Ravi Chhatrala, MBBS
Research topic: “Evaluation of cotinine levels in prospectively banked specimens of pancreatic cancer patients receiving erltonib.”
Jennifer Lang, MD
Basic science fellow
Research topic: “Defining novel pathways regulating nascent human endothelium.”
Rabi Yacoub, MD
Clinical honorable mention
Research topic: “Metformin Use in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Retrospective Analysis of Lactic acidosis Prevalence and Survival.”
Emily Battaglia, MD
Basic science honorable mention
Research topic: “Myocardial Regeneration.”
The Thomas F. Frawley, MD, Residency Research Fellowships support medical/surgical residents for whom medical research represents a primary personal interest and passion.
Frawley, a 1944 graduate of the medical school, was a nationally recognized endocrinology researcher, President of the American College of Physicians and chair of medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Brian Gerard, a master’s degree candidate, received the Brody Award for his study, titled “Silencing of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in the Hippocampus Alleviates Chronic Pain.”
The Brody Award recognizes a junior research scientist who has conducted what faculty judges consider the best basic science research directed toward solving a specific clinical problem.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Harold Brody, MD ’61, PhD, was a longtime chair of anatomical sciences.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education announced the winners of the Brody Award and the Frawley Fellowships at Spring Clinical Day.