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PhD Candidate, Maira A. Castañeda-Avila, awarded F31, funded by the National Cancer Institute

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Maira Castañeda-Avila, PhD candidate in the Clinical & Population Health Research program mentored by Dr. Mara Epstein, recently received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31), funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This project aims to evaluate how the role of a diagnosis of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS), an understudied precursor of multiple myeloma (MM), changes the way patients utilize health care.