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Sean Scherer, M1, receives AGA Student Fellowship Award for research on CVS

May 14, 2013 College News - Sean Scherer, a first year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been awarded the 2013 American Gastroenterological Association’s Student Research Fellowship Award. This award provides monetary support for students in the hope of stimulating interest in careers pertaining to digestive diseases.

Thangam Venkatesan, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) and Fellowship Program Director in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is Scherer’s mentor. Scherer will focus his research on the role of the endocannabinoid system and the hypothalamic- pituitary axis (HPA axis) in Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). The goal of the research is to better understand the pathogenesis of CVS by comparing the concentrations of both cortisol and endocannabinoids in CVS patients and normal subjects.

Scherer will participate in the research project this upcoming summer.

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