ccrc fellow crestThe CCRC Fellowship program trains Ph.D. and M.S. level student to lead the way in Chiari research. Each fellow is granted a research assistantship through a sponsor, enabling fellows to focus their studies 100% on Chiari.

Each fellow is paired with a faculty advisor who guides them in their research path. Faculty for the CCRC have diverse disciplinary backgrounds including Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Through the program, fellows benefit from one-on-one mentorship in Chiari research with access to a uniquely interdisciplinary team of experts.

CCRC fellows are selected on an annual basis. Donors interested in sponsoring a CCRC fellow or students wishing to apply for the program should contact the Conquer Chiari Research Center.

Together with our sponsors, the CCRC is building the next generation of Chiari researchers!

2014 CCRC Fellows

He Huang
He HuangConquer Chiari
Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Akron

Advisors: Leah Shriver
Project: Metabolic and Inflammatory Alterations in CM Patients

Soroush Pahlavian
Soroush PahlavianConquer Chiari
Ph.D. student, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron

Advisors: Francis Loth & Bryn Martin
Project: Cerebrospinal Fluid Hydrodynamics in Chiari Malformation

Joshua Pollock
Joshua PollockConquer Chiari
Ph.D. candidate, Dept. of Psychology, University of Akron

Advisor: Phillip Allen
Project: Brain Damage in Chiari 1 Malformation

Rachel Richards
Rachel RichardsConquer Chiari
M.S. candidate, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Akron

Advisor: Malena Espanol
Project: MRI Based Classification of Chiari