2017 Student Summer Research Program and Seminar Series

May 23, 2017

The Institute for Public Health welcomes the students participating in the 2017 Summer Research Program.

The program is supported by the Institute for Public Health, the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, the Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pediatrics in Washington University’s School of Medicine, and Children’s Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Through this competitive opportunity, students work closely with outstanding faculty mentors on special research projects focused on public health and global health. There will be a series of seminars offered throughout June and July, as well as a culminating symposium, all of which will be open to the public (details below).

2017 Participants

Learn more about this year’s student participants. Click here to read their brief bios. (Note: this page will be updated as additional bios are received.)

Bailey Aaron, Green Mountain College (mentor: James Fleckenstein)

Lauren Aycock, Georgia Institute of Technology (mentor: Jacco Boon)

Jihyun Byun, University of Texas at Austin (mentor: Mark Manary)

Cormac Everard, University College Dublin (mentor: Rupa Patel)

Savannah Jordan, Saint Louis University (mentor: Shanti Parikh)

Amber Lee, Purdue University (mentor: Kathleen Bucholz)

Carmen Lyon, Washington University (mentor: Gautam Dantas)

Narayani Mukerji, University College Dublin (mentor: Christina Stallings)

Courtnie Phillip, Tufts University (mentor: Adetunji Toriola)

Vineet Raman, University of Georgia (mentor: Amy McQueen )

Rajadhar Reddy, University of Texas at Dallas (mentor: Laura Bierut)

Evelyn Shen, Washington University (mentor: Allison King)

Alayna Sibert, Saint Louis University (mentor: Eric Mumford)

Kyle Smith, University of Rochester (mentor: Mary Politi)

Delphine Zhu, Smith College (mentor: Shanti Parikh)

Alison Zuercher, Eastern Mennonite University (mentor: Haina Shin)

2017 Seminars and Symposia

June 7, 4 pm  |  The Science of Team Science

June 14, 4 pm  |  The Role of Law in Global Public Health

June 28, 4 pm  |  Studying Disease Transmission in Healthcare

July 5, 4 pm  |  The Public Health Challenges of HIV/AIDS – A 30 Year Journey

July 12, 4 pm  |  Food For Thought: GMO, Food Security and Pesticides

July 18, Noon  |  Voices From the Field (Skype Presentation)

July 19, 4 pm  |  Identifying Tuberculosis – Before Disease Activity

July 26, 4 pm  |  Advances in Palliative Care and Hospice Research: Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Life-limiting Illnesses

July 27, 1 pm  |  Summer Research Program Symposium – Part 1

July 28, 1 pm  |  Summer Research Program Symposium – Part 2