MS2, MD Candidate
The University of Texas At Austin, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2009
Past Research Experience
My first medical research experience involved the use of estrogen to stifle the inflammation following severe burn, hemorrhagic schock, and traumatic brain injury in both clinical trials and animal models. In addition, I also participated in clinical trials evaluating the performance of minimally invasive technology to measure hemoglobin levels in children with sickle cell disease.
Current Areas of Interest/ Research
I continue to be interested in optimizing and evaluating medical devices and interventions for both large scale use and in sub populations.
Current Professional Trajectory
While my fields of interests are currently varied, I hope to keep clinical research as a fundamental part of my career.
Landon Farris, P. Szmuk. Use of the Masimo Rainbow Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement for Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 59(2):520, February 2011.
Landon Farris, J. Gatson, D. Maass, J. Wingginton. Estrogen Reduces Pancreatic Inflammation Proceeding Severe Burns in Rats. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 58(2):483, February 2010.
Landon Farris. Use of the Masimo Rainbow Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement for Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Oral Presentation: 2011 American Federation for Medical Research Southern Regional Meeting.
Landon Farris. Estrogen Reduces Pancreatic Inflammation Proceeding Severe Burns in Rats. Oral Presentation: 2010 American Federation for Medical Research Southern Regional Meeting.
LandonFarris. Review: Clincal Trials Evaluating the Use of Stem Cells to Treat Cardiovascular Diseases. Poster Presentation: 2008 MD Anderson Cancer Center Step UP Research Presentation Symposia and at the 2008 UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium.
General Suggestions/ Advice
My advice is simply to just get involved in research because there are many benefits. Research isn’t an isolated thing that some medical professionals choose to do instead of treating patients. Aside from the more direct benefits of research, clinical research really helps ones understanding of diseases, the clinical treatment of disease, and the process by which clinical decisions are made. In addition, there is a wide range of opportunities from basic bench-top research to epidemiology-based studies and everything in between; there will be something that interests you. Don’t let excuses stop you, just do it!