After losing a close friend to lukemia, Rosa Lapalombella, PhD, knew she wanted to educate herself about the disease and incorpate related research efforts into her medical career. Under the direction of John Bryd, MD, she began studying chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It started as a six-month fellowship, but she has stayed with The Ohio State University for more than a decade.
Lapalombella emphasizes the impact that the availability of sponsored fellowships can have on graduate students, pointing to several opportunities at Ohio State that allow student to focus on cancer research.
Learn more about how Ohio State fellows have contributed to astonishing breakthoughs in the study of different forms of cancer: