Third-year medical student awarded Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship

University of Minnesota medical student Casey Sautter is a recipient of the Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship for the 2014-15 year. Sautter represents one of the three students selected for the Minnesota program, and one of the eighteen awarded in the country.

The University of Minnesota is one of only six U.S. schools that serve as administrative and research sites for this prestigious program. Our Medical School’s International Clinical Research Fellowships is led by ten mentors including Department of Pediatrics faculty member Chandy John, M.D. M.S.

Sautter previously worked for Dr. John’s research in international adoption through the University’s Summer Advanced Research Program. There Sautter was not only able to spark her interest in international research, but gain a mentor.

The Minnesota native is ready to continue exploring her passion in global health and urban underserved medicine. “The opportunities this school provides is the reason the University of Minnesota was my number one choice for medical school - I could not be more excited,” Sautter stated.

This fellowship is not the first time Sautter has worked with medicine overseas. She acquired her Master’s in Infectious Diseases while living in Switzerland and Singapore.

Sautter will be headed to Kampala, Uganda, in July for research focusing on malaria infecting those with either sickle cell disease or children with anemia. There she will work with the program’s principal investigators, including Dr. John, in addition to the Ugandan staff on clinical trials.

Read more on the research here.