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College of Medicine MD/PhD students travel to national conference

The MD/PhD program at Penn State College of Medicine sent five students to the 37th Annual MD-PhD National Student Conference in Copper Mountain, Colo., in July.

A view from behind as Nadia DiNunno, wearing a face mask, points to her poster as she talks about it with a person with long hair looking at the poster.

Nadia DiNunno presents her poster.

Students from the program who attended the July 8-10 conference were:

  • Nadia DiNunno (G4, Wang lab)
    • Poster Presentation: The structure of mammalian-derived HBV capsid in complex with a fluorescent HAP13 derivative
  • Tim Helmuth (G2, Connor lab)
  • Maryknoll Linscott (G4, Gunther lab)
    • Oral Presentation: PIK3CA and cMYC promote the expansion of distinct Ras-initiated, long-lived premalignant clones in a multistage murine breast cancer model
  • Havell Markus (G2, Liu lab)
    • Oral Presentation: Utilizing electronic health records to identify high-risk ANA-positive patients that may progress to systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Kyra Newmaster (M3, Kim lab)
    • Oral Presentation: Predicting CNS Tumor MMP9 Methylation Status Using MRI Features

Linscott’s oral presentation earned a conference award for Best General Medicine II Oral Presentation.

Maryknoll Linscott, MD/PhD student, stands behind a lectern with a microphone, and a large screen to her left shows a slide form her oral presentation.

Maryknoll Linscott, a student in the College of Medicine’s MD/PhD program, presents her talk, which won a conference award.

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