THRIV Scholars Cohort:  2018-2020

The newest class of THRIV Scholars was announced in May, and the awards began on July 1, 2018.

The application process was highly competitive, and our finalists include faculty from the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.  Please check out the Dean’s Office Blog article for July 16, 2018 by Brian Murphy for more details.  The awardees, projects and mentors include:


J. Nicholas (Nick) Brenton, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Neurology
Project Title:  Application of a Ketogenic Diet in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Primary Mentor:  Karen C. Johnston, MD, MSc



Thomas R. Hartka, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Medical Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics
Project Title:  Predicting injury risk after motor vehicle collisions using occupant and vehicle telemetry data
Primary Mentor: Mark Sochor, MD



Meghan K. Mattos, PhD, RN, CNL
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Project Title:  Use of an Internet-based intervention to prevent cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment
Primary Mentor:  Lee Ritterband, PhD




Sana Syed, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Project Title: Computational Modeling of Intestinal Mucosa: Image Analysis and Multiomics
Primary Mentor:  Sean R. Moore, MD, MS




Andrew C. Schomer, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
NeuroNEXT Scholar
Primary Mentor:  Jaideep Kapur, MD, PhD


(l-r) Meghan Mattos, J. Nicholas Brenton, Thomas Hartka, Andrew Schomer, Sana Syed