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Two students named HHMI medical research fellows

Razina Aziz-Bose and Ritika Dutta will receive grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to conduct biomedical research.

Two Stanford medical students, Razina Aziz-Bose and Ritika Dutta, have been named medical research fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The fellowship provides a grant of $43,000 to promising MD, DVM and DDS students so they can spend a year conducting biomedical research. Both Aziz-Bose and Dutta will conduct research at Stanford.

This year, 66 fellows were selected. They include Alyssa Flores, a student at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, who will return to Stanford for the second year to investigate therapies for cardiovascular disease in the laboratory of Nicholas Leeper, MD, associate professor of surgery and of medicine.

In addition, Warren Chan of the Baylor College of Medicine; Corey Cheung of the UC-San Diego School of Medicine; Shaleeka Cornelius of the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine; and Lauren Platt of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine will pursue research projects at Stanford.

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