Five Weill Cornell Medical Students Win Prestigious Howard Hughes Fellowships; One Will Focus on Exosomes in Brain Cancer

Five Weill Cornell Medical College students have been named 2017 Medical Research Fellows from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). It’s the most HHMI fellowships awarded to Weill Cornell students since the award’s inception in 1989. The Institute offers the prestigious fellowship to develop exceptional medical, veterinary, and dental students into future physician-scientists. Third-year Weill Cornell medical students Sydney Ariagno, Aditi Gupta, Solomon Levin, Aaron Oswald, and Yoshiko Toyoda are among 79 students nationwide to receive the honor, which will provide them with a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training. Fellows, funded by a $32,000 stipend and additional allowances for travel and other expenses, will share their research at the American Society of Clinical Investigation-Association of American Physicians Joint Meeting April 20-22, 2018, in Chicago. “This is a tremendous accolade and illustrates the growing importance of original research as a component of medical education at Weill Cornell Medicine,” said Dr. Anthony Brown, Director of Medical Research at Weill Cornell Medicine.
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