Cancer Geneticist Student Accepts Prestigious Mt. Sinai Post
July 04, 2005
University of Saskatchewan pathology doctoral graduate Stuart Scott has been accepted as a clinical molecular genetics fellow at the prestigious Mt. Sinai hospital in New York City. For the cancer researcher, the fellowship is the result of hard work and over two years of searching. He considered fellowships at several prestigious hospitals in the United States and Canada but settled on Mt. Sinai because it offered an opportunity to gain significant clinical exposure. He is one of only two fellows in this area at Mt. Sinai. The fellowship, which is governed by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) and the Canadian College of Medical Genetiscs (CCMG), also provides Scott with an opportunity to learn all the molecular techniques offered at Mt. Sinai, one of the oldest and largest voluntary teaching hospitals in the U.S. Following the training and a national exam, Scott will be qualified to run a DNA diagnostic lab in a hospital setting. At the U of S he was studying aberrant epigenetic silencing in leukemia.