The Michael Manzella Foundation is now accepting applications for our Summer 2013 Fellowships. Details on the application requirements and process can be downloaded below:
Summer FellowshipsThrough Grants averaging $1,500, the Michael Manzella Foundation Proudly Supports Summer Projects Conceived by College Students to Change the World for the Better. Our 2012 Fellows Include:
Li worked in the laboratory of Anjelica Gonzalez, MD at the Malone biomedical engineering center at Yale, participating in groundbreaking research into a variety of inflammation-related diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis, MS and cystic fibrosis.
Terrence participated in an intensive operatic training festival with Opera on the Avalon in Newfoundland, Canada, playing the role of Rinuccio in Puccini's comic opera, Gianni Schicchi.
Sabrina worked in the laboratory of Gil Mor, MD at the Yale Medical School and performed research studying chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer cells.
Vicky worked in the laboratory of Don Nguyen, MD at the Yale Medical School, participating in research related to the study of lung cancer, specifically cancer cells (miRNA) that have been identified to predict patient relapse.
Christine worked in the laboratory of David Rimm, MD at the Yale Medical School, studying breast cancer cell biomarkers, specifically with an eye toward targeting patients for endocrine therapy.
Betsy worked with the Art Therapy program at the Texas Children's Cancer Center clinic, conducting a surveybased evaluation project designed to improde the art therapy services for children with Cancer.
... I greatly value this opportunity for the extensive clinical experience that I have gained. This exposure has convinced me n full to pursue a career in pediatric cancer medicine.
Natalia focused her summer efforts on teaching "Poetry Slams" classes in New York City, working through The Door, a nonprofit organization. "Poetry Slams" provides a nurturing forum for underpriveledged youth to explore poetry as both a literary art and a forum of self-expression.
It is territbly exiting to see these young people growing ever more comfortable engaging with poetry. Several of them have even brought in poetry they wrote ín their own time. Thank you so much for facilitating such a meaningful summer.
Helen spent the summer working in Kumasi, Ghana as an intern for the Millennium Cities lnitiative (MCI), a non-governmental organization that works to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa achieve Millennium Development Goals focused on infant health and malaria patients.
Jennifer performed laboratory research studying the correlation between bladder cancer and the non-coding RNA UCA1 in order to determine whether it can be used as a biomarker to detect recurrence or progression of bladder cancer and decrease morbidity.
Julia performed structural biology research in Dr. Caroline Kisker's lab at the University of Wurzburg, Germany. In her research she was attempting to determine the structure of a complex between damaged DNA and a protein called XPD, involved in repairing DNA in order to understand how cells are able to repair lesion in their DNA.
... know that structural biology is the area in which I will pursue a PhD, so it has been great this summer to gain more experience with these techniques. Thank you for giving me this excellent opportunity.
Alyssa performed cancer research in a laboratory setting, attempting to determine the functional importance of codanin, the protein responsible for causing congenital dyserythropoietic anemia.
Adam shadowed oncologists at the Centro Integral Oncológico Clara Campal in Madrid, Spain. In additíon to participating in doctors' consultations with cancer patients, Adam seized the opportunity to perform routine oncology examinations of many patients.