MCW Student Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship
Jacob Wilson, a first year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded an Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Only one student from each medical school may apply for the fellowship each year.
Jacob’s project, “Molecular analysis of cholangiocarcinoma,” will provide insight about the basic makeup of cholangiocarcinoma, a type of cancer that originates in the bile ducts and is fairly uncommon, though incidence is rising. T. Clark Gamblin, MD, MS, Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery and chief of surgical oncology at MCW, is Jacob’s preceptor.
Jacob, who is from New Richmond, Ohio, received his bachelor of science in zoology from Miami University (Ohio). He is interested in pursuing a career in surgery, and is also interested in oncological and biomechanical research.
The award is designed to provide research support for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science research, leadership, or professionalism, and the funds are expected to be the major source of support for the student during the project. The research fellowship is named after Carolyn L. Kuckein, a long-time administrator of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.