Published: April 16, 2013

Med students land research fellowships

Two third-year students in MSU’s College of Human Medicine have earned sponsorship to spend a year conducting medical research.

Drew Emge landed a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship and will be stationed in Zambia at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research. Emge’s research will focus on pediatric diarrheal diseases that are a major cause of childhood death in the developing world.

Mopelola Adeyamo’s research will take her to the Bethesda, Md., campus of the National Institutes of Health as part of the Medical Research Scholars Program. She will be assigned a mentor and a research project.

"I think we will see more and more of our students pursuing, and earning, these competitive research grants," said Margaret Thompson, Grand Rapids community associate dean for the college. "Our student research infrastructure has become much more robust under the leadership of Associate Dean Jeff Dwyer, and student research directors Joan Ilardo and Mark Trottier. Most importantly, we have a large cadre of faculty in our communities who are supportive of student research and offer mentoring to our students."