K-INBRE: Students becoming physicians
Stacy Jones came to Pittsburg State as a freshman. She enjoyed the first year here but it was difficult to find the resources to send her back as a sophomore until Virginia Rider managed to secure a K-INBRE Scholarship that she used to help defray her tuition.
"She worked on a research project in my lab for 3 years," says Dr. Rider. "And co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Endocrinology, which is a top tier endocrine journal."
Stacy was accepted early decision to KU in 2007 and began medical school in the fall of 2008. Since she began there, she has continued to excel.
"I have been working on a retrospective chart review study looking at the incidence of venous thrombotic events in traumatic brain injury patients here at KU," says Jones.
Stacy just returned from San Diego, CA where she presented her research at the Southwest Surgical Congress national meeting and won best poster presentation at that meeting. It is expected that this will eventually be publish as a paper and Jones will be first author.
"I wouldn't be in this position today if it weren't for the experience I gained working for Dr. Virginia Rider at Pitt!"
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