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2017 NASTH Research Fellows

Congratulations to our 2017 Research Fellows. The following three students were selected as a result of a competitive process to participate in 8 – 10 week research projects under the guidance of experienced mentors.


Christina Cahill Christina Cahill

Third year medical student at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Mentor: Mary Cushman, MD, MSc
Project: Mitigation of Venous Thromboemolism Risk through Favorable Lifestyle: the LITE Study

Mohammed Hayat Mohammed Hayat

First year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine
Mentor: John Griffin, PhD
Project: Role of Myosin-Supported Thrombin Generation in Coagulation Cascade

Benito Valdepenas Benito Valdepeñas

Third year pharmacy student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Mentor: Edith Nutescu, Pharm.D., MS, FCCP
Project: The Impact of Health Literacy and Health Numeracy on Anticoagulation Knowledge in a Minority Population