Sunday, July 29, 2001

Straub selects 8 for
research program

Star-Bulletin staff

Eight university students have been selected in competition to participate in Straub Foundation's eight-week Summer Student Research Program.

The program since 1986 has given students an introduction to clinical research, working with physicians and other investigators.

The students have an opportunity to talk to medical professionals, tour medical facilities, learn about research design and methods and the role clinical research has in daily practice of medicine.

The students will prepare an academic paper and present their research findings at the end of the program.

This summer's participants and their projects are:

>> Laurel Fox, sophomore, Hawaii Pacific University, "Venous Outcomes Research."

>> Sarah Grekin, sophomore, University of Michigan, "Outcome of Diabetes Education."

>> Mona Higuchi, junior, University of California, Berkeley, "CT Scan in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis."

>> Todd Kaneshiro, sophomore, Eastern Oregon University, "Melanoma Registry."

>> Malia Lam, junior, University of Notre Dame, "Investigation of Seasonal Allergens in Hawaii."

>> Vincent Lee, junior, University of Hawaii-Manoa, "Treatment Regimens for H. Pylori Infection."

>> Genie Mefford, junior, Hawaii Pacific University, "Pneumatic Cuff in Prevention of Venous Thrombosis."

>> Chelsea Walker, senior, Oregon State University, "Inflammation of the Gall Bladder and its Surgical Treatment."

The student research program is supported by donations from the community and these major sponsors: Straub Hospital Auxiliary, First Hawaiian Bank, HEI, Inc., Berni Schiller Endowment, Title Guaranty Escrow Services, Inc., Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc., L. Clagett Beck Research Scholar, and architect Yasuo Uesaka.

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