Jorge Santana-Santini, a research technician in Giselle López’s, MD PhD, laboratory, has been awarded a post-baccalaureate fellowship through the Duke Office of Physician Scientist Development Preparing Research scholars In bioMEdical sciences (PRIME). The fellowship supports research training, networking, and career development activities, with the goal of preparing fellows for a successful transition to an MD-PhD program. He will spend his fellowship year in López’s lab performing studies on novel therapeutic approaches for primary and metastatic brain tumors.
This is the third award that Santana-Santini has received in 2022. In June, he received an American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) Travel Award, and in May he received the Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) Region 1 South Professional Development and Research Stimulus Award. GMaP Region 1 South is a program of the National Cancer Institute.