Medical Scholars

The Beckman Center supports Stanford's Medical Scholars Fund in order to create a continuing source of funds for medical students doing translational biomedical research under the direction of faculty mentors. This support is critical to the success of our goal of ensuring that the results of applied clinical science are made broadly available for clinical use and practical application.

Departments with students engaged in projects relevant to our mission are encouraged to apply to the Medical Scholars program. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by a committee of faculty scientists.

At the completion of the project, students are required to make an oral presentation of the results to an audience consisting of the faculty advisory board and others with expertise in the field. Students must also prepare a written summary of the project results.

Last year Beckman supported the following students as part of the Medical Scholars program:

  • Megan Garland 
    Year at Stanford Medical School: 3rd year Student
    Project Title: Functional Investigation of the Parkinson's Associated Protein DJ-1
  • Mia Kanak
    Year at Stanford Medical School: 4th year Student
    Project Title: Clinical Use and Pilot Experience at Stanford Children's Health of Traditional Chinese Medicine to Improve Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Pediatric Reflux and Dyspepsia
  • Katherine Ransohoff
    Year at Stanford Medical School: 4th year Student
    Project Title: Genome Wide Association Study for Skink Cancer