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Release: June 20, 2001
UI medical student receives American Cancer Society award
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A second-year medical student in the University of Iowa
College of Medicine has received the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at
the University of Iowa's American Cancer Center (ACS) Student Stipend Award.
The award is made annually to a student in a medical, dental or health professional
degree program who plans to pursue a career in cancer research. This year's
recipient, Giang Trieu Phan, will receive the $2,500 stipend for his research
project titled "mRNA Expression and DNA Methylation of Dystroglycan on
Prostate Cancer Cells Using Laser Capture Microdissection and RT-PCR."
Michael B. Cohen, UI professor and head of pathology, serves as Phan's mentor.
Cohen also holds an appointment as a professor in the UI department of urology
and in the UI department of epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute
(NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive
cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches
to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and
educating the public about cancer.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs, and services they provide.
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