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hormone has been known to have several side effects, including diabetes, fluid retention, and thickening of the skin and bones. Jara receives support from a graduate fellowship from the Gates Millennium Scholars Program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he has received funding for his research from the university’s Student Enhancement Award program and the Summer Endocrine Society Fellowship. He’s presented findings at several professional conferences across the country and has received awards for his work. Once he’s completed the program, Jara may pursue a residency in internal medicine and then either focus on cardiology or endocrinology. The student notes that he has a passion for the latter subject, given that he comes from a family with a history of diabetes. He’s also fascinated by the science behind the condition. Ideally, he’d like to be able to continue research and also treat patients. “I would love to be able to have a clinic where I see patients most of the time, two or three days a week,” Jara says, “and the remainder of the week I’d like to have a research lab.”

A d a m ja r a Hometown

Galloway, Ohio P REVIOUS EDUCATIO N

Wittenberg University

REASON FOR ATTENDING OHIO UNIVERSITY

D.O./Ph.D. program

DE G REE P URSUED

Doctoral degree in molecular and cellular biology/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine fa c u lt y a d v i s o r

John Kopchick

F u t u r e pl a n s

Continue to conduct research while running clinic

I am excited to begin my clinical rotations where I can hopefully approach the experience from a research perspective and become involved in translational projects.” adam j ara

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Perspectives 2013 graduate edition  

Ohio University Perspectives magazine graduate student special edition 2013

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