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RESEARCH FROM THE 2007 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES
AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES AND CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY
OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

Foreword: Expanding the Minority Biomedical Pipeline-The Way Forward Keith C. Norris, MD; Lawrence Y. Agodoa, MD

Role of XPD, P53 and PTCH Genes Mutations in the Development of Early Onset Basal
Cell Carcinoma
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Student Researcher: Anayris Cruz, Deborah Va´zquez

Serum from Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum Patients Alter the Structure of Elastic Fibers
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Student Researcher: Ailea Apana

Detecting and Managing Metabolic Syndrome: A Feasibility Study in a General Medicine Clinic
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Student Researcher: Alexandra De la Rosa, Elgin High School

Impact of an Information Retrieval and Management Curriculum on Medical Student Citations
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Student Researcher: Amy Li, Milpitas High School

Chloroquine: The Role It Plays in Oxidation
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Student Researcher: Antonio K. Jakes, Bedford Academy

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Diabetes Characteristics: The VA PathwaysView Article
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Student Researcher: Awa Seck, Garfield High School

A Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase Inhibitor Ameliorates Inflammation Associated with Diabetic Nephropathy
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Student Researcher: Boriss Losso, Catholic High School

Can Ice-Binding Proteins Enhance Survival of Human Embryonic Kidney Cells after Freezing?
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Student Researcher: Brittany M. Brooks, Burke High School

Enzyme Activity and High-fat Diet: Citrate Synthase Activity in Myostatin Propeptide Transgenic and Wild-Type Mice
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Student Researcher: Cady Ching, Punahou School

Investigation of Protein Kinase C Activity in a Polycystic Kidney Disease Model
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Student Researchers: Calvin Simmons, Burke High School

The Role of Cilia In Regulation of Apical Ion Channels Activities in Collecting Duct Cells
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Student Researcher: Carlin D. Nelson, Burke High School

The Association Between Depression and Metabolic Control Among African Americans and Latino Men with Type 2 Diabetes
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Student Researcher: Caroline Farodolu, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science

Acanthosis Nigricans in Hawaiian Children vs Non-Hawaiian Children
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Student Researcher: Chloe Edinger, Kamehameha Schools; Jessica Song, Baldwin High School

Classification of Cystic Fibrosis Isolates of P. aeruginosa Based on Temperature Sensitivity
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Student Researcher: Christine Z. Yu, Huntington High School

Reduction of Oxidative DNA Damage with N-acetylcysteine
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Student Researcher: Coralis Rodrý ´guez, Thomas Armstrong Toro High School

Seasonal Changes in Bone Mineral Density in the Northern Red-Backed Vole: A Potential Model Organism for Disuse Osteoporosis
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Student Researchers: Don Young Chon, East Anchorage High School

How Roadway Pollutants Affect
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Student Researcher: Fabio Coartney, Lathrop High School

Interphase FISH Analysis of Bone Marrow Cells in Aplastic Anemia Patients Following Immunosupression Therapy
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Student Researcher: Helen Goldfrank, McLean High School

Endothelin-1 and Na+, K+ ATPase Gene Expression Is Upregulated in Adult Kidneys of a Novel Mouse Model of Heritable Renal Hypoplasia, Supporting Diagnosis of Chronic Renal
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Student Researcher: Jade Beerman-Kapoi, Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus

Sexual Dysfunction in Hispanic and African American Women with Type 2 Diabetes
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Student Researcher: Jennifer Gutierrez, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science

Mitochondria Transfer into Fibroblasts: Liposome-Mediated Transfer of Labeled Mitochondria into Cultured Cells
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Student Researcher: J. Shi, Auburn High School

Mentholated and Non-Mentholated Cigarettes Alter Transepithelial Electrical Resistance of Calu-3 Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells
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Student Researcher: Jorjana Alakayak, Mt. Edgecumbe High School

Effects of Post-Weaning ICV IL-6 on Food Intake and Body Weight
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Student Researcher: Josette Pierre, Saint Vincent Academy

Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes in the Urine of Rats that Regularly Drink Alcohol
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Student Researcher: Juan Aparicio, South Anchorage High School

Expression of MRF4 in Cranial Regions of Xenopus Laevis Embryos
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Student Researcher: Kathelyn Larson, Mt. Edgecumbe High School

Understanding the Role of Histone H2A Serine 122 in DNA Double Strand Break Repair
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Student Researcher: Kathleen Choi, Sitka, Alaska

Patient Satisfaction in an Academic Internal Medicine Clinic Compared to a Federally Qualified Health Center
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Student Researcher: Lauren Wilson, Academy of Business and Technology

Determining an Endogenous Control within Jurkat Cells for Evaluation of IMiD-1 Analogue
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Student Researcher: Lucas Ramcharran, Design and Architecture Senior High

El Proyecto Bienestar or The Well-Being Project
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Student Researcher: Rubicelia Perez, Mabton High School; Mariana C. Katzfey, Wapato High School

Calcium Signals in Rat Pancreatic INS-1 Beta Cells
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Student Researcher: Marifel Barbasa, James Campbell High School

Antiretroviral Protein Binding in Blood and Seminal Plasmas
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Student Researcher: Norieliz De Jesus Velazquez, Ponce High School

High Carbohydrate vs Low Carbohydrate: The Effect of Carbohydrates on the Glycemic Level of Persons with Type 2
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Student Researcher: Raul Castro, Martin High School

Atrial Fibrillation: Multi-detector CT Evaluation of Left Atrial Morphology
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Student Researcher:Richard A. Chiang, Saratoga High School

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet vs Atkins Diet for Efficacy of Cholesterol Lowering
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Student Researcher:Rose Bamfo, Greenhills School

Effect of Flavor Variety on Alcohol Self-Administration in Long-Evans Rats
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Student Researcher:Sally May Enriquez, Juneau-Douglas High School

X-Linked Deletion Analysis in Chronic Granulomatous Disease
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Student Researcher:Sana Dastgheyb, McLean High School

Symptoms of Alcohol-Induced Liver and Heart Disease in Rats that Regularly Drink Alcohol
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Student Researcher:Sofia Infante, East Anchorage High School

Ethnic Differences in Vasomotor Symptoms and Blood Pressure During Menopause
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Student Researcher:Stacey Torigoe, Waiakea High School

Critical Factors in the Spread of Salmonellosis
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Student Researcher:Veronica Herrera, Martin High School

Noncompliance in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Enrolled in Local Diabetes Education
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Student Researcher:Vidal Ramirez, Martin High School

ABSTRACTS:

Research from The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 2007 High School Student Summer Research Program
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EXERCISE TRAINING AMELIORATES CHRONIC ALCOHOL-INDUCED HYPERTENSION, ANGIOTENSIN II LEVELS AND RENAL OXIDATIVE STRESS IN RATS
Student Researcher: Abraham Torres, Padre Anibal Reyes Belen High School
Mentor: Kazim Husain, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Ponce

IMPACT OF CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE ON PATIENTS WITH VS WITHOUT DIABETES
Student Researcher: Alex Hurst, Catholic High School
Mentors: Dr. Darryl Wayne Peterson; Dr. Shervondylnn Brown, Greater Baton Rouge Surgical Hospital; Dr. Charles J. Monlezun, Department of Experimental Statistics, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

THE ASSOCIATION OF VITAMIN D RECEPTOR POLYMORPHISM AND THE RISK OF DIABETES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HISPANIC AMERICAN FEMALES
Student Researcher: Ashley Marie Terrell
Mentor: Jaydutt Vadgama, PhD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

EVALUATION OF SHOTGUN-BASED GLOBAL PROTEOMIC PROFILING OF A SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE STRAIN LACKING THE F-BOX PROTEIN GRR1 REVEALS A NEW ROLE FOR GRR1 IN THE REGULATION OF INOSITOL METABOLISM
Student Researcher: R.W. Magnabosco, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Mentor:
Joshua W. Heyen; Mark G. Goebl, Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indianapolis, Indiana

AWARENESS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN WEBB COUNTY
Student Researcher: Cesar Cardenas Jr., Martin High School
Mentors: Hector F. Gonzalez, MD, MPH, City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, Texas

DEVELOPMENT OF A MOLECULAR BASED APPROACH TO DETECTING PATHOGENIC LEPTOSPIRA IN ENVIRONMENTAL WATER SAMPLES
Student Researcher: Mei Yi Cheng, Punahou High School
Mentor: Mayee Wong, MS; Bruce Wilcox, PhD, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

HEALTH RISKS FOR DIABETES IN HAWAIIAN SCHOOL CHILDREN
Student Researcher: CoraLee Michaud, Hilo High School
Mentor: Lincon Gotshalk, PhD, University of Hawaii at Hilo

VARIATION IN BODY MASS INDEX AND Z-SCORES AND IN CHILDREN REGISTERED IN THE PEDIATRIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CONSORTIUM
Student Researcher: Danna Padilla, El Camino High School
Mentor:
Jose Folashade, MD, University of California, San Francisco

THE PREVENTIVE EFFECT OF BAMBOO EXTRACT ON OBESITY-INDUCED TYPE 2 DIABETES
Student Researcher: Dawn Vess
Mentor: Wanyu Liu; Marla J. Berry; Jun Panee, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

A ROLE FOR B CELLS IN RENAL FIBROSIS?
Student Researchers: Donovan Dewberry, Federal Way High School
Mentors:
Allison Eddy, MD; Jesu ´s Lo´pez-Guisa, PhD, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and University of Washington, Seattle

IMPROVING DIAGNOSIS OF POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS) THROUGH PROTEIN PROFILING
Student Researchers: Eric Emilio Butter, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mentors: Craig Laramee, PhD, Innovative Technologies Complex, SUNY-Binghamton, New York; Olayinka Wilhelm, MD, Diabetes Education & Management Center, UHS Hospitals, Johnson City, New York

BACTERIAL INTERFERENCE FOR PREVENTION OF URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN SPINAL CORD INJURY PATIENTS
Student Researcher: Ismail Lakhani, Dulles High School
Mentors:
Barbara Trautner, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

EGFP/MMP-9 NULL MICE AS A MODEL FOR GENERATING GREEN FLUORESCENT BONE MARROW DERIVED STEM CELLS LACKING MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE
Student Researcher: Jahkim Felder, Miami Northwestern Sr. High School, Miami Florida
Mentor: Jeffrey S. Austin; Ishmael Sharpe, III, MBA; M. Elizabeth Fini, PhD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

THE ROLE OF PHOSPHOLIPASE D1 IN GLUT4 TRAFFICKING
Student Researcher: Jenny Aguilar, Sleepy Hollow High School
Mentors: Eva Gonzalez, PhD; Tim McGraw, PhD, Cornell University, Tarrytown, New York

COMPARISON OF CT-ANGIOGRAPHY AND TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY FOR THE EVALUATION OF AORTIC ATHEROSCLEROSIS IN STROKE PATIENTS
Student Researcher: Michael Rosario, Home Schooled/Mission College
Mentors: Max Wintermark, University of California, San Francisco

SOURCE OF SUPEROXIDE GENERATION IN RESPONSE TO HIGH GLUCOSE IN MOUSE PROXIMAL TUBULE CELLS
Student Researcher: Nana Misa, Bethesda Chevy Chase
Mentor: S. Connors; W. Welch, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Georgetown University, Bethesda, Maryland

DNA SEQUENCING OF PHAGE E34
Student Researcher: NataliedB. Rivera Suarez, Santa Maria High School
Mentor: Robert Villafane, PhD, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

POLYMORPHIC VARIANTS IN MC1R AS MARKER FOR RISK OF MALIGNANT MELANOMA
Student Researcher: Quinton Smith, La Cueva High School
Mentors: Esther Erdei, PhD, MscHons; Kirsten A.M. White, MS, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico

THE DEVELOPMENT AND BALANCE OF SULFATION METABOLISM IN THE PEDIATRIC LIVER
Student Researcher: Ron Arleigh C. Tamayo, Waipahu High School
Mentors:
Abby C. Collier, PhD, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS OF SERVICE PLANNING AREA 6, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Student Researcher: Ryan Connor, El Segundo High School
Mentor: Paul Robinson, PhD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

MUTATIONS IN THE MYOSTATIN GENE
Student Researcher: Tameka Watson, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science
Mentor: Suzanne Porszasz-Reisz, PhD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

ESCHERICHIA COLI THIOREDOXIN TRANSFORMATION AND PURIFICATION
Student Researcher: Tanisha Anderson, The Spence School
Mentors: Carolina Caravalho, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University; Carla Rospigliosi, MS, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, New York, New York

CRUCIFEROUS INDOLE-BASED COMPOUNDS REGULATE CHOLESTEROL METABOLISM
Student Researcher: Tiffany Lastimosa, James Campbell High School
Mentor: Andre Theriault; Geoffrey Maiyoh; Joah Kuh, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

ABSTRACTS IN DEVELOPMENT: RESULTS PENDING:

Research from The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science 2007 High School Student Summer Research Program
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DEVELOPMENT IMPACT INJURY RISK
Student Researcher: Erica Taylor, Miami Northwestern Senior High School
Mentor: Gayane Stepanian, MA, University of Miami, School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
SITE DIRECTED MUTAGENESIS: YEAST VMA4 SUBUNIT E Student Researcher: Greg Arias, Sandia High School
Mentor: Karlett J. Parra, PhD, University of New Mexico Microbiology and Biochemistry Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico

COMPARISON OF URINE, MECONIUM, AND VERNIX SPECIMENS FOR TOXICOLOGY SCREENING IN NEWBORN INFANTS
Student Researcher: Kamila Lambert, Menlo High School
Mentor: Dr. John Colin Partridge, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital Department of Pediatrics, San Francisco, California

THE EFFECT OF COQ10 ON THE BCL-2 FAMILY IN MELANOMA EXPRESSION OF BIM IN SKMEL-28 CELLS WITH COQ10 TREATMENT AT TIME DEPENDENT INTERVALS
Student Researcher: Lizbeth A. Pinto, Miami Northwestern Senior High School
Mentors: Indushekhar Persaud; Niven R. Narain, Department of Dermatology, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine University of Miami, Florida

ANALYSIS OF TRANSBILAYER FLIP FLOP OF PHOSPHOLIPIDS BY ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM PROTEINS
Student Researcher: Marcus Henderson, Horace Mann High School
Mentors: Dr. Anant K. Menon, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

PYY AND GLP-1 EXPRESSIONS IN OBESITY PRONE AND OBESITY RESISTANT RATS
Student Researcher: Raphael A. Malbrue, Catholic University
Mentors: Stefany Primeaux, Pennington Biomedical Research Center- Dietary/Obesity Laboratories; Douglas Braymer; George Bray, Biomedical Research Center- Dietary/Obesity Laboratories, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

GROWTH DYNAMICS OF MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON
Student Researcher: Sharria Scavella, Miami Northwestern Senior High School
Mentors: Dr. Alexandra Worden; Rory Welsh, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences; Ishmael Sharpe, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida

EXAMINING PTSD AMONG SOUTHEAST ASIAN COMMUNITIES WITHIN A CULTURAL FRAMEWORK
Student Researcher: Vi Le, Oakland Technical High School
Mentor: Erica Torres, PsyD; Nancy Quiggle, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, California

OPTICAL IMAGING OF TUMOR TARGETED NATURAL KILLER CELLS Student Researcher: Julia Arzeno, Montavista High School
Mentor: Sidhartha Tavri, MD, Sophie Boddington, Reinhard Meier, MD, Lydia Mandrussow, Tobias Henning, MD, Karen Hagberg, Heike Daldrup-Link, MD, PHD; Contrast Agent Research Group, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, California

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DIABETES AND ORAL CARE
Student Researcher: Darcielle Allen, Detroit School of Arts
Mentor: Eric Ayers, MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

COMPARISON OF COGNITIVE FUNCTION, QUALITY OF LIFE, SEXUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTION IN WOMEN WITH HYPOPITUITARISM: THE ROLE OF ANDROGENS
Student Researcher: Kiara Banks, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine & Science
Mentor: Erik Zuckerbraun, Ted Friedman, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science, Los Angeles, California

TESTOSTERONE STIMULATION OF CARDIOMYOCYTES ENRICHED BY SELECTION OF MURINE EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS WITH AN a-MHC PROMOTER PLASMID
Student Researcher: Jonathan Black, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science
Mentor: Wayne E. Taylor, PhD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

THE LINK BETWEEN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, KIDNEY DISEASE, AND ABANDONED URANIUM MINES ON THE NAVAJO RESERVATION
Student Researcher: Justin Devore, Gallup High School
Mentor: Johnnye Lewis, PhD, DABT, College of Pharmacy, Health Sciences Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

A POSSIBLE ROLE FOR FORSKOLIN AS A REGULATOR OF ADHERENT JUNCTIONS ASSEMBLY AND STABILITY
Student Researcher: Ashley Mariani, Colegio Poncen˜o
Mentor: Pedro Santiago, PhD, Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico

TESTOSTERONE STIMULATION OF INSULIN-INDUCED GLUCOSE UPTAKE, AKT SIGNALING AND GLUT4 MEMBRANE TRANSPORT OBSERVED IN 3T3-L1 MOUSE ADIPOCYTES
Student Researcher: Nze Chijioke, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science
Mentor:
Dr. Wayne E. Taylor; Rajan Singh, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, California

THE MOLECULAR EFFECT OF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS (MENS) TRIAL ON EARLY STAGE PROSTATE CANCER
Student Researcher: Kirsten Perez, Castro Valley High School
Mentor: Nannette Perez, University of California, San Francisco, California