We are proud to announce that Connecticut Convergence Institute Graduate Student Paulos Mengsteab has been selected as a recipient of The New York Community Trust/NMF Medical Research Scholarship Program for pediatric orthopedic research he is conducting in the area of complex neuromuscular disorders. The New York Community Trust/NMF Medical Research Scholarship is awarded to seven underrepresented minority medical school students who conduct either a community service or research project during the academic year. The goal of the sponsorship is to enhance the promise of New York minority students who have demonstrated leadership in medical at an early stage in their professional careers.
Dr. Paulos Mengsteab received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at the University of Connecticut in 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Cato T. Laurencin. He was a member of the Connecticut Convergence Institute for 5 years, during which his research focused on the regeneration of a bioengineered ACL matrix. He is now a second-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with the goal of becoming a physician-scientist in the field of orthopedics.