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Patient Care and Research

Medical Student Fellowship Awardees

The ASTRO Medical Student Fellowship Awards (formerly Minority Summer Fellowship Award) introduces medical students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Congratulations to the 2023 MSF awardees.

Current Awardees

Mariam Atobiloye, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School:The University of Utah
  • Project Title: The Impact of Rural Residence on Patient Reported Toxicities and Outcomes of Cancer Treatment
  • Mentor: Gita Suneja, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Zainab Balogun, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Project Title: Stopping the Rise of Endometrial Cancer Deaths in Black Women: A Call to Arms
  • Mentor: Parul Barry, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Tyren Busby, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Project Title: Evaluating Cardiotoxicity in Radiation Therapy of Thoracic Malignancies
  • Mentor: Eric Miller, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Antonio Franco, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Project Title: Two-Year Patient-Reported Quality of Life from a Phase II Study of Postoperative Ultrahypofractionated RT for Prostate Cancer
  • Mentor: Amar Kishan, MD, University of California, Los Angeles Department of Radiation Oncology

Olufela Koleoso, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Project Title: The Presence of Extensive Lymphovascular Invasion (LVI) is Associated with Higher Risk of Recurrence in Curatively Treated Breast Cancer Patients
  • Mentor: Atif Khan, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fatima Madondo, 2023 Basic Science Awardee

  • Medical School: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Project Title: Repurposing Drugs that Block Human Ether-à-go-go Related Gene for Radiation Sensitization and Significance
  • Mentor: Kelli Pointer, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Elizabeth Olatunji, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Project Title: Characterization of White Matter Injury and Its Correlation with Neurocognitive Outcomes in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients
  • Mentor: Sahaja Acharya, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Linzi Paul, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
  • Project Title: Impact of Pelvic Radiation on Muscle Volume and Pelvic Floor Radiation Therapy in Locally Advanced Endometrial Cancer
  • Mentor: Eric Donnelly, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Asya Pitre, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Project Title: Analyzing the Dosimetric Parameters and Treatment Timing of Adaptive Radiation in Cervical Cancer
  • Mentor: Kevin Albuquerque, MD, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern)

Abizairie Sánchez-Feliciano, 2023 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine
  • Project Title: Validation of Spanish-Language Surveys for the Navigator-Assisted Hypofractionation (NAVAH) Program to Aid Hispanic-American Breast Cancer Patients
  • Mentor: Shearwood McClelland, MD, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

 

Launched in 2010, the MSF Awards Program has quickly grown into ASTRO's premier research and training program for medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine. Meet the ASTRO MSF Alumni below.