Third-year medical student and fellowship recipient Amy Xu will spend the year investigating molecular pathways that regulate eczema-associated itch. Her research mentor is former Howard Hughes fellow Brian Kim, MD, assistant professor of medicine.

Kim, who is co-director of the School of Medicine’s Center for the Study of Itch, said the fellowship had a profound influence on his medical career.

“As a medical student, I initially had not intended to go into research, and I was just trying it out,” Kim said of his own Howard Hughes fellowship. “Then I met probably the greatest mentor in my career, and it completely changed the course of what I was doing.”

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