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Medical Student Wins American College of Physicians Prize

Medical student Natasha Fewkes recently won first prize in a research competition sponsored by the American College of Physicians.

Natasha Fewkes, a second-year medical student, won first prize in a local student competition of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and was selected to present her research as an ACP student competition winner at the national ACP meeting in May as an oral presentation. 

Her research presentation is titled: "High Fat Maternal Diet Yields Proinflammatory Breast Milk." The research was undertaken as part of the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Initiative (OCTRI) program known as OSLER – Oregon Students Learn and Experience Research. 

"This is a great achievement for Natasha, her mentor Dan Marks and the TL1 OSLER program of OCTRI," said Cynthia Morris, PhD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology.

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