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Four Stanford students named HHMI medical research fellows

The selected students will receive grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support them in a year of biomedical research.

Four Stanford medical students have been named medical research fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The program provides $43,000 of grant support to allow promising medical, veterinary and dental students to spend a year conducting biomedical research. This year, 79 fellows were selected.  

The Stanford recipients, and the locations of their fellowships, are:

  • Heather desJardins-Park — Stanford
  • Mollie Friedlander — Stanford
  • Erica Storm — Stanford
  • Steven Zhang — University of California-San Francisco

In addition, Alyssa Flores, a second-year student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, will spend a year conducting research at Stanford.

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