Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship

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Since 2001, we’ve assisted hundreds of medical students find and participate in fully funded research at WUSM.

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The Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship (OMSR) is a centralized office designed to help medical students who wish to participate in research; we serve as the initial contact point for medical students who are interested in exploring research opportunities.

Under the leadership of Dr. Chung for more than 20 years, the percentage of rising second year medical students (W2 medical students) participating in summer research experiences has increased from 23% to 90%.

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The Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship is directed by Koong-Nah Chung, PhD, and coordinated by Roz Robinson. Dean Chung plays a crucial role as a liaison between faculty and medical students, and takes an active role in matching medical students with research mentors.

Koong-Nah Chung, MDKoong-Nah Chung, PhD

Associate Dean, Medical Student Research
Director, Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship
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Dean Chung’s bio

Dr. Koong-Nah Chung is Associate Dean for Medical Student Research, Director of the Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship, and instructor of cell biology and physiology.

She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1980 and a doctorate in molecular biology and biochemistry from Washington University School of Medicine in 1986. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California in Berkeley and a senior staff fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, she joined the School of Medicine in 1996 as a research assistant professor.

Dr. Chung is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Cell Biology. In 1995 she received the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Biomedical Research. Her research interests include organelle biogenesis and cell membrane structures called caveolae.

Roz Robinson

Rosalyn Robinson

Project Manager / Research Assistant

Cody KettlerCody Kettler

Course Coordinator

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Whether you’re a current student or an alum, we’d like to hear from you!

Call: 314-362-6857

Becker Library, Floor 4
600 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8077
St. Louis, MO 63110

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