College of Medicine student receives summer fellowship award

July 25, 2012

Sang-Min Lee, a graduate student at Penn State College of Medicine, has been awarded a summer fellowship award from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

These $3,000 grants are used to support students in their research of causes and possible treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The summer fellowships are typically offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work, supervised by an expert in the field.

Recipients are chosen by members of foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, a group of leading scientists and representatives of the Parkinson’s Advocates in Research program, based on the likelihood that they will positively impact people touched by Parkinson’s.

“We are extremely pleased that the Parkinson's Disease Foundation has awarded a summer fellowship to one of our Ph.D. students, “ said Michael F. Verderame, associate dean of graduate studies at Penn State College of Medicine. “Fellowships like this are important not only because they provide financial support for the students as they perform important research, but because they recognize the high quality research being done right here at Penn State Hershey. “

Lee will work on a project titled, “The Molecular Interaction of Non-catechol Drugs with Dopamine D1 Receptors: Towards Improved Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease” under the supervision of mentor Richard Mailman from the Department of Pharmacology. This award was part of more than $5.3 million presented by the foundation, to researchers from both stateside and international medical centers.

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Last Updated July 26, 2012