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Congratulations to the 2014 Eastern Region Scholars!

The Eastern Region of the American Federation for Medical Research would like to thank the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for their support of the Eastern Region Scholars Program through the AFMR Travel and Research Awards Program.

Michelle Carey, MD, MPH
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Central KATP Channels Contribute to the Regulation of Endogenous Glucose Production by Hyperglycemia in Humans

Wenjun Deng
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Personalized Metabolomics of Identical Twins vs General Stroke Population

Sarah Ferrante, MD
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Cross Talk: In Vivo Xenograft Model of Asthmatic Airway Epithelium Promotes Airway Remodeling

Sameer Lakha
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Prognostic Significance of Visceral Pleural Involvement in Early Stage Lung Cancer

Karlena Lara-Otero, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Do Male and Female Breast Cancer Share Similar MicroRNA Expression Patterns?

Douglas Mansell
College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, DC
Vitamin D and Glucocorticoids Interact To Reduce Ubiquitin C in Asthmatic Airway Epithelium

Geovanny Perez, MD
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Rhinovirus Infection in Early Childhood is Associated with Elevated Airway Thymic Stromal Lymphopoetin Levels and a Th2 Bias in Airway Immune Response

Elizabeth Rogers
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Impact of Lupus Plasma on Lipid Accumulation in THP-1 Human Macrophages

Courtney Sprouse
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Interaction between Genetic Variants Related to Type 2 Diabetes and Bone Phenotypes in Young African Americans

Akankasha Tiwari, MD
Montefiore Medical Center/AECOM, Bronx, NY
Vitamin D Administration Improves Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity and Adipose Tissue Inflammation in Obese, Insulin Resistant Humans

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