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Summer 2021 Research Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the 44 M1 recipients of a Summer Research Fellowship in the following disciplines!


Addition Research Center: The Center works collaboratively with local, regional, and national stakeholders, including people and families directly affected by addiction to conduct groundbreaking research focused on developing innovative models of care, prevention, and recovery that are patient-centered and accessible. Student will have the unique opportunity to engage with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians, learn about the ongoing quantitative and qualitative studies in addiction research, and shadow clinicians treating individuals with substance use disorders. 

Samantha Brummer
Brandon Smalls
Haley Stockton


Clemson EPIC Program (T35 Grant): The EPIC Program is funded by a T35 institutional training grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) received by Clemson University in collaboration with the UofSC SOMG. Students will learn first-hand about the research process through a mentored laboratory-based research project and will participate in workshops on molecular diagnostic instrumentation and techniques and the responsible conduct of research. Recipients will be mentored by faculty researchers that study parasitic and fungal pathogens that cause some of the most destructive and intractable diseases of man and domesticated animals. 

Sarah Baum
Daniel Farquharson
Kelty Fletcher
Cameron Keramati
Harrison Lapin
Hunter Summey


Pediatrics: Six students from the Class of 2024 were selected for the Summer Research Fellowship within the Department of Pediatrics at Prisma Health–Upstate. Students will complete an eight-week research fellowship while gaining pediatric research experience in the following areas: General Pediatrics, Hematology Oncology, Nephrology, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and Center for Pediatric Medicine. 

Morgan Ashby
Joshua Benito
Katelyn Girtain
Abigail Hoenes
Madeline Holt
Patrick Smith


Surgery: Five students from the Class of 2024 were selected from a competitive application process for the Summer Research Fellowship for the Prisma Health–Upstate Department of Surgery. Students will be working on research projects in the following areas/topics: Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. During this fellowship, students will also act as mentors to undergraduate students in the will work in conjunction with the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Surgery (SPURS). 

Ethan Covil
Mackenzie Foster
Sam Garza
Anna Hayden
Onyinyechi Ochiobi


Medicine: This year, the Department of Medicine opened 5 paid research position for students to complete an eight-week research fellowship in the following areas: Care Management in Chronic Diseases, COVID-19 Impact on Upstate Community and Preventative Care. Students are paired with experienced mentors throughout the Department of Medicine to dig deeper into health disparities, chronic diseases and community health. 

Luis Cardenas
Erin Carriker
Katie Florescu
Jackson Hartley
Laura Snyder


SOMG Scholars Program: The UofSC School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG) Summer Research Scholars Fellowship offers current M1 students the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of faculty within the Health Sciences Center (HSC). Medical student fellows will engage in scholarly research with faculty in a variety of areas including basic sciences, translational, medical education, and population health.

Greggory Adams – Biomedical Sciences
Hannah Cain – Ob/Gyn
Kip Callahan – Biomedical Sciences
Allie Conry - Biomedical Sciences 
Aaron Dunn - Biomedical Sciences
Morgan Edwards - Biomedical Sciences
Avery Funkhouser - Biomedical Sciences 
Tori Grice – Medicine
Connor Horne - Biomedical Sciences
Isaiah Jackson – Orthopedics
J.J. Jenkins – Surgery
Hayes Lanford - Biomedical Sciences
Cara Logan – Pathology
Sparsha Saxena – Medicine
Treymone Singletary – Pathology
Shannon Smith - Biomedical Sciences
Elias Wheibe - Biomedical Sciences
Caroline Wilson – Pathology
Brandon Xavier – Pathology


Congratulations to these students in their well-earned research fellowships within the HSC and also, thank you to the sponsors for their support in student scholarly activities!


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