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Med student Chad Burk selected for the HHMI-NIH Medical Research Scholars program

Chad Burk, third year med student, joins 116 medical, dental, and veterinary students from 47 schools across the country to spend a year in a lab doing hands-on research as part of the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars program that seeks to strengthen and expand the pool of medically-trained researchers. The HHMI program is typically a one-year research program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD..

Students are housed on the NIH campus in the HHMI owned Cloister. Chad lists his research interests as immunology, biomarker discovery, theranostic nanomedicine and molecular imaging, and targeted drug delivery and gene therapy.  As an undergraduate, he was a Bioengineering major with a Biotechnology emphasis at University of California, San Diego.

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