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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 2022 MSF awardees.

Current Awardees

Justin Chestang, 2022 Clinical Awardee 

  • Medical School: Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Project Title: Neighborhood Level Impact of Social Determinants and Built Environment on Screening Behaviors and Outcomes in African American Men with Prostate Cancer
  • Mentor: James Byunghoon Yu, MD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Matthew Eximond, 2022 Basic Science Awardee

  • Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Project Title: Combination Immune Checkpoint Therapy and Radiotherapy for Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
  • Mentor: Austin Kirschner, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Omar Guerrero, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
    Project Title: Medical Ineligibility for Liver-Directed Therapies for HCC Patients with Advanced Cirrhosis and Subsequent Transplant Drop-Out Rates
  • Mentor: Nima Nabavizadeh, MD, Oregon Health & Science University 

Andjie Jeudy, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: St. George's University - Grenada
  • Project Title: Preoperative Radiosurgery in Glioblastoma: An Analysis of Perioperative Complications and Patient Reported Quality of Life 
  • Mentor: Daniel Trifiletti, MD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

Valeria Londono, 2022 Basic Science Awardee

  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Project Title: Addressing Diagnostic Challenges for Hepatocellular Carcinoma through LIRADS Machine Learning Algorithm and Determining HCC Selective Biomarkers
  • Mentor: Freddy Escorcia, MD, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research

Jacob Mapp, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
  • Project Title: Outcomes of a Single Isocenter Brain Multi-Metastases Linear Accelerator Delivered Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Mentor: Jared Robbins, MD, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson

Aliah McCalla, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Central Michigan University
  • Project Title: SRS as an Alternative to WBRT for Patients with Greater than 15 Brain Metastases
  • Mentor: Joshua Palmer, MD, The Ohio State University

Judith Njoroge, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Project Title: Assessing the Accuracy of a Novel Deep Learning-Based Auto-Segmentation Tool for Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy
  • Mentor: Joseph Caster, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Miguel Noy, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: Albany Medical College
  • Project Title: Dose-Volume Parameters to the Urinary Tract Sub-Volumes and Predictors of Genitourinary Toxicity in a Phase 2 Clinical Trial
  • Mentor: Alan Dal Pra, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Health Systems

Sonile Peck, 2022 Clinical Awardee

  • Medical School: University of Florida
  • Project Title: Evaluating Childcare Support in NCI Designated Cancer Centers for Patients with Young Children Undergoing Treatment
  • Mentor: Raymond Mailhot Vega, MD, MPH, University of Florida

 

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.