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Poland native offered medical scholarship

Published: Fri, January 11, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) recently offered third-year medicine student Robert Stanton a full-tuition scholarship.

Stanton was selected as recipient of the NEOMED Schizophrenia Research Scholarship. Offered by an anonymous donor, this merit-based scholarship was designed for medicine students who are committed to careers in biomedical research focused on the prevention and cure of schizophrenia.

Stanton, who is originally from Poland, entered NEOMED as part of the B.S./M.D. program through Youngstown State University. He became interested in conducting research after spending his previous summer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a research intern.

“I enjoyed my research experience there and neuroscience has always been a deep interest of mine,” Stanton said. “The brain is one of the hardest parts of the body to truly understand, and the opportunity to help conduct research in this area is exciting.”

The Schizophrenia Research Scholarship will allow Stanton to complete a year of intensive research between his third and fourth years of medical training, and will pay his tuition for all three years.

It will also allow him to complete an additional degree at the University – a Master of Science degree in integrated pharmaceutical medicine. During his research year, Stanton will serve as a research assistant under Altaf Darvesh, M. Pharm., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and psychiatry.

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