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NIH selects two osteopathic trainees for its Medical Research Scholars Program

The trainees will participate in a year-long research program for young scientists.


This year, two osteopathic trainees are among the 50 young scientists who have been selected for the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).

Fady Guirguis of Western University – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Luke O’Connor of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City will spend the next year conducting research on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to mentorship, participants will have the opportunity to focus on research that matches their personal interests and research goals, pursuant to the interests of public health.

“The NIH Medical Research Scholars Program attracts the brightest talent from across the country,” said Thomas R. Burklow, MD, director of the MRSP. “These scholars are the future leaders in American medicine.”

MRSP scholars are paired with an advisor who provides insight on career development and assistance with selecting an NIH research mentor. Research findings are presented to the NIH community and at national and international professional conferences.

More than 130 applicants applied for the fellowship, which begins in July.

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