Jesse Kirkpatrick

Jesse Kirkpatrick, HST MEMP PhD '20; current HST MD student

Jesse Kirkpatrick, HST Medical Engineering Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD '20, current HST MD student, has earned a first-place finish with his research on the detection of cholangiocarcinoma—a rare bile duct cancer that is among the deadliest forms of cancer—in the 2023 AMA Research Challenge, earning a $10,000 prize from sponsor Laurel Road. His research—“Detection of cholangiocarcinoma with protease activity probes” (PDF)—beat out nearly 1,100 other entries from medical students, resident physicians and fellows, and international medical graduates in the nation’s largest national, multispecialty research event.

You can learn more about the competition and Kirkpatrick's research here.