Mohammad is an MD/PhD candidate at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He studied Biomedical Engineering as an undergraduate student and grew an interest in bone biomechanics and a passion for civic engagement and research. He currently serves as the Research Chair of the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic.
Manjit is a member of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMU COM). She graduated with her bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to entering medical school, she worked as a clinical research assistant at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, with the Berkeley Cardiovascular Medical Group, and at the Stanford Medical School. Her research interests include improving outcomes in cardiac transplantation as well as cardiac tumors. She is an avid reader, and loves food, animals, and traveling.
Josip A. Borovac
Josip is a member of the University of Split School of Medicine in Croatia. He graduated from the State University of New York with B.Sc. degree (cum laude) in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He conducted research on mechanisms of epilepsy at the Barrow Neurological Institute (St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center) in Phoenix, Arizona, and studied biology for one year at the California State University, Bakersfield, through a National Student Exchange (NSE) program. His medical interests include Neurology & Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology. In addition, he is interested in statistics, scientific writing and he co-authored some scholar peer-reviewed papers. He is an avid lover of books, music, movies, and good people.
Ashley L. Franklin
Ashley is a member of the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine class of 2017. She graduated from Rollins College with a B.A. with Honors in Chemistry. Ashley is a varsity rower of ten years, as well as an enthusiastic runner, cyclist, climber, and hiker. She is passionate about women’s health, and plans to pursue a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research interests include exercise in pregnancy, the health concerns and practices of pregnant athletes, adolescent gynecology, the implementation of new OB/GYN guidelines, and medical education. Ashley also enjoys reading, crocheting, collaging, and dancing.
Shivali is a member of the Cardiff University School of Medicine Class of 2017. She is currently taking a year out of her medical degree to complete her Bachelor of Science in Medical Genetics and is researching the genetic causes of Tuberous Sclerosis. Shivali has an interest in Dermatology and is currently serving as the President of the Cardiff University Dermatology Society. She is also an ambassador for the British Council, helping to develop UK-India work and study relations. Shivali also delivers regular seminars on mindfulness, lifestyle management, and yoga practices. Her writing interests revolve around the intersection between philosophy, ethics and clinical practice.
Leigh is a member of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Class of 2018. She is passionate about bringing health care to the underserved, both at home and abroad. As part of the student-run Outreach Clinic, she teaches a class for high-risk Spanish-speaking patients with uncontrolled Diabetes. She also volunteered in rural Panama this summer, partnering with the non-profit organization Floating Doctors to serve indigenous communities. Hopefully, writing and working with our medical student network will be another step towards global health advocacy. In her free time, Leigh enjoys traveling to new places, meeting new people, discovering new ice cream shops and writing about it all.
Angela is a member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Class of 2018. She graduated from Saint Louis University in 2014 with a B.S. in Public Health. Angela is particularly interested in the prevention of chronic disease and the eradication of food desserts—she wants to help those in underserved communities gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In her spare time, she enjoys reading historical fiction, watching psychological thrillers, and running outside (and to the kitchen).
Samira is a member of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine class of 2019. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Behavioral Biology and Spanish, and an M.S. in Health Science degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Concentration: Reproductive & Cancer Biology) from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. In her free time, Samira enjoys cooking, writing and journaling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jordan is a member of the Western University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest Class of 2018. She gradated from American University in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Bioethics. She is particularly interested in examining the intersection between women’s health, culture, and contemporary philosophy. Previously, she taught students with autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Other areas of interest include mental and behavioral health, and adolescent health.
Michael is an MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School. He grew up in Maine and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before medical school, Michael worked in the biotechnology industry. While not blogging, Michael enjoys running, swimming, and eating lobster rolls.