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UT medical student named Samoff Fellow

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Newly cloaked students listen to Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Christopher Cooper, M.D., speak during the University of Toledo's White Coat Ceremony at Nitschke Hall Auditorium in 2017.

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A third-year University of Toledo medical student is one of nine students in the United States to be selected as a 2018-19 Sarnoff Fellow and will spend a year studying in a biomedical research facility.

During his fellowship Rahul Mital plans to study “cardiogenesis, which is the development of the heart in the embryo, and how to use gene therapy as a potential treatment for congenital heart disease,” according to a statement from UT announcing his award.

He plans to work one day in the field of pediatric cardiology.

“This is a very competitive, prestigious award,” Dr. Christopher Cooper, dean of the medical college, said.

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