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MD/PhD student receives Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinician Mentorship award

A head-and-shoulders professional portrait of Monica Manglani

Monica Manglani

Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program student Monica Manglani, class of 2022, was recently selected by the IDSA Foundation and HIV Medicine Association as a recipient of a Grants for Emerging Researcher/Clinician Mentorship Program (G.E.R.M.) award.

Manglani worked with clinical preceptor Jessica Ericson, MD, during her third year of medical school training. She participated in the MD/PhD program’s specific longitudinal selective course, Advanced Translational Medicine.

Robert Levenson, PhD, co-director of the MD/PhD program, is the course director for Advanced Translational Medicine. The course offers MD/PhD students the opportunity to complete a longitudinal clinical experience with a preceptor in a specialty or sub-specialty of their choice while working to identify and answer a current relevant question or issue in the clinic.

Students work closely with preceptors to submit case reports or manuscripts for publication. Manglani’s cohort is one of the first to take the course. The Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD program trains students for future careers as physician-scientists.

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