UW MSTP Student Wins Predoctoral Training Grant

Posted on March 2011

We are excited to congratulate Andrew Wentland on receiving the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows!

Wentland is a student working towards an MD/ PhD degree in the UW Medical Scientist Training Program, Department of Radiology, and the Department of Medical Physics. This impressive grant will cover both Wentland’s stipend and tuition for the remainder of his MD and PhD training.

In his project, “MR Biomarkers for the Noninvasive Evaluation & Early Detection of Atherosclerosis,” Wentland will develop and investigate the use of MR-derived biomarkers, such as pulse wave velocity and wall shear stress, to assess atherosclerosis. He will work on this research under the tutelage of his advisors, Tom Grist, MD, and Oliver Wieben, PhD.