Scholar Timothy H. Ung to remain at CU School of Medicine for neurosurgery residency. His aim is to improve therapeutic methods for treating deadly malignant brain tumors such as glioblastoma. Current treatment options for glioblastoma are unsatisfactory, and Ung is taking up the challenge for the next generation of neurosurgeons to do better. In his first two years of medical school, Ung participated in three research projects that included both basic and clinical activities. Between his third and fourth years, he completed a neurosurgery research fellowship at Columbia University, working with a renowned specialist on the use of a fluorescent dye to assist surgical removal of tumor tissue. The project has led to multiple publications and presentations at professional meetings and is seen as a promising advancement.
Ung considers it a tremendous privilege to have had the critical support of the ARCS Foundation, and he calls it an honor to have represented the ARCS Foundation through his years in medical school.