Cardiovascular Heath Disparities and Structural Competency

By: Alexander Martinez Lopez The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the health care landscape, highlighting an even larger issue of racial/ethnic disparities in health. Rates of adverse outcomes related to COVID-19 can be mapped into zip codes, showing how socioeconomically disadvantaged communities are more vulnerable towards this virus. Some of these individuals don’t possess the optionContinue reading “Cardiovascular Heath Disparities and Structural Competency”

Navigating Science Through My Lens *

By: Alexandra Filipkowski Science is an act of “self expression” because it allows me to question and explore my reality. To elaborate, before I was exposed to the world of scientific research I felt that my questions that ranged from topics in health disparities to exercise to mental health could only be answered by aContinue reading “Navigating Science Through My Lens *”

My Journey in Scientific Self Expression

By Davin Means One thing that Dr. Yamamoto emphasized within the course, Planning Your Scientific Journey, was that individuality and diversity is an absolute necessity within the realm of science. A diversity in thinking, approaches, and backgrounds allows for a conglomerate of unique perspectives that challenges the limits of the known. Diversity in thought isContinue reading “My Journey in Scientific Self Expression”

Finding My Niche: My Journey in Science

By: Logan Long Self-expression is something that is incorporated in every aspect of our daily lives. There are endless ways people can express themselves whether it’s through their clothes, how they style their hair, how they act, or even how they talk. Ultimately, self-expression should be individually guided and not something pre-determined by others. ItContinue reading “Finding My Niche: My Journey in Science”

Finding my Niche: Health Policy

By: Daniella Pena My interest in science came at a young age when I discovered a show called Mystery Diagnosis in the third grade. Each episode featured a patient that had unfortunately developed an extremely rare condition, so rare that most doctors couldn’t accurately diagnose it. Each attempt to do so resulted in the diseaseContinue reading “Finding my Niche: Health Policy”

Navigating Science Through My Experiences

By: Alexandra Filipkowski Science is an act of “self expression” because it allows me to question and explore my reality. To elaborate, before I was exposed to the world of scientific research I felt that my questions that ranged from topics in health disparities to exercise to mental health could only be answered by aContinue reading “Navigating Science Through My Experiences”

Finding my niche: Neuroscience

By: Hector Haddock-Martinez When I was in High School, I participated in a summer research experience through the NIH STEP-UP program. I was assigned to work under the guidance of Dr. James Porter, a neuroscientist who studies fear memory in rats. When I walked into Dr. Porter’s lab the first day of June, I hadContinue reading “Finding my niche: Neuroscience”

Finding My Niche

By: Dimitri Johnson     Science is an act of self expression for me because I’m a deeply curious person and I have many questions about life.  These questions are usually answerable by science or science can give me a brief introduction to whatever pathway I am interested in.  My specific scientific interests lie with theContinue reading “Finding My Niche”

Science as an Act of Self-Expression

By: C’Aira Dillard Being a part of the PAECER-SURE summer program has allowed me to see all of what science has to offer. Before this summer program I had not been exposed to much science research or mastered any techniques. The most science exposure I had was through my freshman chemistry and biology labs. OnceContinue reading “Science as an Act of Self-Expression”