HJF announces 2005-2006 recipients
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is pleased to announce the selection of three exceptional Uniformed Services University (USU) School of Medicine doctoral graduate students to receive HJF fellowships for the 2005-2006 academic year. The program, established in 1998, is comprised of two Henry M. Jackson Fellowships and one Val G. Hemming Fellowship, which provide stipend and travel support for the students during the fourth or fifth year of their programs.
Robert Anthony is a fifth-year student in the Molecular and Cell Biology program. He is studying the immune response that develops following infection with H. Polygyrus (hookworm), an intestinal parasite. Hookworm infections occur primarily in tropical and subtropical climates and pose a threat to the health of troops deployed to these areas.
Xialong Jiang is a fifth-year student in the Neuroscience program. His work examines the effects of neurotransmitter release in a neurobiological model of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Understanding PTSD and developing effective ways to combat it are critical to ensuring the psychological health of our military service members.
Erika Lamb is a fifth-year student in the Emerging Infectious Disease program. She is studying immune response following infection with schistosomiasis, a potentially serious case of liver, intestine and urinary system pathology caused by blood flukes. Parasitic worms such as flukes are a serious health concern in tropical and temperate climate zones, and exposure among deployed service members is a significant concern.
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