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Pharmacy Student Benish Alam and Faculty Mentor Dr. Edith Nutescu Receive Prestigious Research Fellowship

UIC COP P-3 Student Benish Alam – Recipient of the 2018 North American Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research Fellowship

UIC COP P-3 Student Benish Alam – Recipient of the 2018 North American Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research Fellowship

Benish Alam, a 3rd year PharmD student and research assistant in the Department of Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy (PSOP), has been selected to receive the 2018 North American Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) research fellowship. Edith Nutescu, PharmD, MS, an Associate Professor in PSOP and Director of the Center for Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomic Research, is Benish’s advisor and mentor for the NASTH program. The NASTH research fellowship is a competitive award given to select students pursuing clinical and epidemiologic research in the field of hemostasis and thrombosis. Benish will work with her mentor on the project titled “ Factors influencing the treatment selection of anticoagulation therapies in African American patients with atrial fibrillation” and present her findings at the 2019 NASTH Annual Research Symposium. This is only the second time in the program’s history that this prestigious award is given to a PharmD student among a competitive pool of MD and PhD student applicants, and the first time in the program’s history that a faculty mentor has been selected twice.

For more information see: http://nasth.site-ym.com/page/NRF2018

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