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ID-SURE Awards - 2008

Congratulations to the following students for receiving a Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE) Fellowship in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Student Name


Faculty Mentor(s)

Project Title

Somayeh F. Bolourchi International Studies, Public Health Science Professor Rufus Edwards Lead Exposure Among Children
Connie H. Chow Biological Sciences Professor Bruce Blumberg The effects of endocrine disrupting chemcials on nuclear hormone receptors
Simon P. Contreras Biological Sciences, Public Health Policy with minors in Medical Anthropology and Art History Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan A Priori Stress, Perceived Restoration. and Physical Activity Choices
Cindy De La Cruz Psychology, Psychology & Social Behavior minor Professor Sally S. Dickerson Physiological and Psychological Effects in Latinos with High Levels of Stress and Its Correlation to Physical Illness
An-Chih Hsieh Biological Sciences Professor Matthew Brenner 3-D Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Lung and Pleural Cancer in an Animal Model
Bradley D. Jong Social Ecology, Criminology, Law and Society Professor Michael Montoya Community Based Childhood Obesity Prevention
Erinn N. Kim Biological Sciences Professor Bernard Choi Does a Systemic Anti-Angiogenic Agent (Bevacizumab) Enhance the Degree of Persistent Vascular Shutdown Achieved with Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy?
Brian T. Lee Chemistry Professor Nathan D. Wong Evaluation of Framingham Risk Score versus Reduced Pulmonary Function for the Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease
Shadi N. Milani Biological Sciences Professor Yi-hong Zhou Regulation of EFEMP1 Promoter Activity in Glioma Cells
Devin J. Panlasigui Biological Sciences Professor Kristine K. Freude Investigating the Role of SOX9 in Pancreatic Endocrine Differentiation
Greicy S.. Perez Psychology Professor Caesar D. Sereseres Latino Parents Perception on Children's Mental Health
Diego Solares International Studies Professor Michael Montoya Health inequalities at home and abroad: how disadvantaged communities in the U.S. could benefit from the global movement to reduce health disparities
Nicole M. Wheatley Genetics Professor Celia Goulding Structure Determination of RipA, RipB and RipC
James C. Yea Environmental Analysis & Design Professor Oladele A. Ogunseitan Temporal Variation in Perceived Health Benefits of Restorative Environments
Henna A. Zaidi Aerospace Engineering, Public Health Policy Professor Zuzana Bic Corporate Wellness Guidelines: Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Workplace

Number of Proposals Submitted = 16
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 15
Number of Honorary Fellowships = 0

Total Funds Requested = $38,600
Total Funds Awarded = $36,000

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Director
Inter-Disciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ID-SURE)
Student Services II, Suite 2300
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail:

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