Cunningham2022WEBL to R: Diyva Goel and Karen WangThe Russell Cunningham Memorial Research Program is an eight-week summer internship and research program. Two students are selected and will work with faculty mentors from the Department of Pediatrics. This program was established by Dr. Sergio Stagno, Chair Emeritus of the UAB Department of Pediatrics, to honor the memory of Dr. Russell Cunningham. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Russell Cunningham Scholarship recipients: 

Diyva Goel  

Project: “Evaluating the Relationship between Hospital Adherence to Maternal HIV Protocols & Hospital Racial Demographics” 

Faculty mentor: Tina Simpson, M.D. – Adolescent Medicine 

Karen Wang  

Project: “Quantifying the predictive value of select biomarkers to determine the onset and severity of Acute Chest Syndrome in children with Sickle Cell Disease” 

Faculty Mentor: Ammar Saadon Alishlash, M.D. – Pediatric Pulmonology