Alicia Mizes Selected for Two Medical Student Research Grants

Alicia Mizes

Alicia Mizes, a current MS2 PSTP student, has been awarded a 2019 American Skin Association Hambrick Medical Student Grant Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer for a project on “Novel intratumoral delivery of chemotherapeutics for the immunotherapy of cutaneous neoplasms.” She also has been chosen for a 2019 Medical Student Research Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation on her grant for “A Novel Chemoimmunotherapy for cutaneous melanoma using dissolvable microneedle arrays.” She will be conducting her research year in the laboratory of Dr. Louis Falo, MD, PhD, in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology.

Alicia is a 2016 graduate of Pomona College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and has previously conducted research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and the National Cancer Institute. In her free time, Alicia loves to run and bike in Pittsburgh parks and along the rivers, listen to science fiction audiobooks, and spend time on arts and crafts. She also really enjoys traveling and visiting museums, interesting restaurants, markets, and cultural and music festivals!