For the first time ever, two Notre Dame undergraduate students—Anne Grisoli and Richard Felli—and two graduate students—Katelyn Ludwig and Steve Marczak—will spend the summer conducting laboratory and clinical research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York. All four are recipients of the inaugural Precision Medicine Research Fellowships, which enable Notre Dame students to live and work at one of the premier clinical research facilities on the East Coast.
The Feinstein Institute, which is part of the 22-hospital Northwell Health System, enrolls over 15,000 patients in more than 2,000 clinical studies each year. Through this new program, the institute offers students from Notre Dame who are interested in biomedical research an unparalleled opportunity to experience such research first-hand and to contribute to finding real solutions to pressing medical problems, ranging from lupus to sepsis to cardiac arrest.
The Precision Medicine Research Fellowships are a program of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative. They include a monthly stipend, reimbursement of travel costs, and housing (provided cost-free by the Feinstein Institute). They are also one component of AD&T’s program in Precision Medicine and its expanding network of clinical collaborators.
Originally published by Arnie Phifer at advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu on April 25, 2016.