Resident scholars appointed to the UCSF StARR program for 2020-2021

The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Training program’s Resident Research Training Program is pleased to announce four resident scholars to the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program for 2020-2021.

With funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the StARR program is designed to support a select group of clinical residents annually in developing rigorous clinical and translational research skills, creating and maintaining effective relationships with research mentors, and conducting high-impact research projects to improve the prevention, detection, or management of cardiac, vascular, pulmonary or hematologic conditions.

StARR scholars are supported in dedicating at least 80% time for a full year to conducting clinically relevant scientific projects and pursuing research training experiences designed to launch their future careers as clinician investigators.

The 2021-2021 StARR scholars are:

  • James Salazar, MD, MAS, Department of Medicine, “Postmortem systematic investigation of sudden inpatient death attributable to cardiac arrest.” Mentors: Zian Tseng, MD, MAS; Jon (Matt) Aldrich, MD
  • Gregory Goldgof, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, “Deep learning for real-time cell classification in clinical bone marrow aspirates.” Mentors: Atul Butte, MD, PhD; Robert Ohgami, MD, PhD
  • Samuel Schnittman, MD, Department of Medicine, “Immunologic predictors of myocardial infarction in people with HIV.” Mentors: Peter Hunt, MD; Priscilla Hsue, MD; Harry Lampiris, MD
  • Mark Barry, MD, Department of Surgery, “Mitigating vascular dysfunction and lung injury in trauma with human blood products in a murine model of trauma/hemorrhagic shock.” Mentors: Shibani Pati, MD; Deborah Stein, MD, MPH

Residents interested in StARR for future years can find information about program eligibility, requirements, benefits, and instructions here.