Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship (CRF) Program for Medical Students


DDCRF Class of 2005-2006


Adam Belanger

Mentors: Martin Goldman, MD, and Lori Croft, MD
Department of Medicine/Cardiology
Project: Acute Impact of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Echocardiographic-Parameters of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function


Stephen Berns

Mentor: Juan Wisnivesky, MD
Department of Medicine/Pulmonary
Project: Assessing the Relationship between Food Allergy and Asthma Morbidity


Darpun Dhawan

Mentor: Mary Klotman, MD
Department of Medicine/Infectious Diseases
Project: The Efficacy of Topical Microbicides to Prevent HIV-1 in Complex Cell Culture Systems


Laura Gelfman

Mentors: Diane Meier, MD, and Sean Morrison, MD
Department of Geriatrics
Project: Comparison of Quality of Care of Palliative Care Patients versus Usual Care Patients Using Telephonic Interviews


Judith Goldfinger

Mentors: Carol Horowitz, MD
Department of Health Policy
Project: The Role of Peer Education in Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in East Harlem: A Pilot Program


Rachel Goldstein

Mentor: Stephen Lee, MD
Project: The effects of Suture Purchase on the Strength and Work of Flexion in Flexor Tendon Repair


Christina Twyman

Mentor: Steven Itzkowitz, MD
Department of Medicine/Gastroenterology
Project: The Role of Trefoil Factor Family 1 in Human Gastric Cancer