Verma and Fernandes Accepted into HHMI Fellowship

July 29, 2014

Prashant Verma (Physics) and Ninoshka Fernandes (BME), both Ph.D. candidates advised by Prof. Marvin Doyley, have been accepted into the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med-into-Grad Fellowship in Cardiovascular Science. This prestigious HHMI sponsored URMC fellowship augments traditional Ph.D. training with clinical rotations, a clinical co-mentor, a weekly Cardiovascular Research Institute seminar series, and translational cardiovascular coursework to train the next generation of bench-to-bedside cardiovascular scientists. Prashant received the fellowship based on his application titled, "Using plane wave elastography to estimate the viscoelastic parameters of the vascular tissue." Ninoshka received the fellowship based on her application titled, "Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging of inflammation and angiogenesis targeted contrast agents to characterize plaque development and vulnerability in atherosclerosis". Congratulations to Prashant and Ninoshka!