Steven Duncan
Editor in Chief

Steven is a member of the UT Southwestern Medical School Class of 2022 pursuing an MD with distinction in global health. He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University where he completed a double major in microbiology and Russian. During medical school, he has served as editor in chief of Home and Abroad magazine and student editor at In-Training. Steven enjoys volunteering in free clinics and as an ESL teacher in the Dallas community. His career interests include hospital medicine, serving immigrant populations, and researching sociocultural determinants of health. Outside of school, he enjoys writing poetry and ordering Thai food. 

Whitney Stuard
Executive Editor

Whitney is a member of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD). Originally from Dallas, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Biology as part of the UT PACT seven-year B.A./MD program in 2015. During medial school she was awarded the Deans Research Scholars Program at UT Southwestern. Whitney’s research is currently in corneal health and disease. At UT Southwestern she has led a variety of groups including the DFW Hepatitis B Free Project, The Monday Clinic, and she works as a teacher’s assistant for Anatomy and Physiology. Outside of school, Whitney enjoys running half marathons, volunteering, and traveling.

Ross Lordo
Senior Editor – MS Press Journal

Ross is a member of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Class of 2022 with an interest in obstetrics and gynecology. He graduated magna cum laude from the South Carolina Honors College in 2018 with a B.S. in Public Health. As an undergraduate, he served as Student Body President at the University of South Carolina. He continues to be actively involved in research studying postpartum hypertension management and cell free DNA testing.

Lauren Rahman
Senior Editor – Free Clinic Research Collective

Lauren Rahman is a medical student at Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, pursuing an MD/MPH. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin Class of 2020 with a BSA in Biochemistry Honors and a minor in Sociology. At UT, her research interests included neural tube defects and genetics, and she completed a thesis on health disparities and barriers to care among children with autism. In medical school, Lauren has been involved in projects that increase access to insurance and healthcare and in my community, and she enjoys volunteering at local free clinics. Outside of school, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring San Antonio. 

Umber Waheed
Senior Editor – The Pillbox

Umber is a member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Class of 2022. She graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Neuroscience with a concentration in biological sciences and Asian Studies. At UICOM, her interests include pediatrics, volunteering, and social justice. Her prior journalism experiences include zealously working for a high school yearbook and the Editor-In-Chief of Northwestern’s Al Bayan culture & arts magazine. Umber enjoys reading, music, and binging too many limited TV series.  

Shivani Bhatnagar
Editor – MS Press Journal

Shivani is currently a 4th year medical student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX.  Prior to this, she studied Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas.  She is in the process of applying to Internal Medicine residencies with an end goal to pursue a fellowship in Geriatrics.  Her passions are broad and encompass many fields, including: improving care for older adults, enhancing medical education, working towards better environmental health, and repairing communication gaps between science and the general public.  In her free time, Shivan enjoys being by water, experimenting with recipes, and napping!

Rishabh Lohray
Editor – MS Press Journal

Rishabh Lohray is a third-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated with honors in 2019 from UTD where he studied biology, neuroscience, and art history. At UTD, he campaigned for the integration of the arts and humanities into the pre-medical curriculum. At Baylor, he directed and co-created the Art of Medicine elective for his first-year class. He currently serves as the Deputy Editor for Omentum, the first medical humanities journal at BCM, and has also served as the Editor in chief for Athenaeum, an interclass e-publication.

Shekinah Amaka Obinna
Editor – MS Press Journal

Shekinah Amaka Obinna is a Nigerian and currently a medical student at Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine. She is a holder of a number of certificates with reputable institutions around the world. She also has  several international memberships. She recently served as one of the Ambassadors for Women History Month of Wayfoundation, India. She is a greenlight for girls (g4g) Ambassador and promote STEM initiatives. She currently works as a reviewer for Harvard Public Health Review and Annals of Family Medicine.

Shefali Jain
Editor – Free Clinic Research Collective

Shefali Jain is a current M3 at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). As a MCG student, she discovered a passion for sharing her classmates’ stories and experiences when she oversaw publishing of the Antidote, MCG’s premier student-run medical humanities journal. She has also volunteered with several of the free student-run clinics at MCG and is excited to share the amazing work of free clinics across the nation as an editor of the Free Clinic Research Collective. Shefali is also a member of the American Medical Association and is involved with the LGBTQ+ Standing Committee.

Jeremy Cheong
Editor – The Pillbox

Jeremy is a member of Newcastle University Medical School, Class of 2022 on an intercalated MBBS/Masters of Research program. He is currently conducting research in immunological and histological changes in the cortical neurons of patients after stroke. Jeremy is very passionate about medical education and Neurosurgery which inspired him to organise many educational workshops and lectures aimed at breaking down barriers to education. He also enjoys research and have been involved in many clinical projects and clinical trials in the areas of Surgery and Public Health. Outside of school, Jeremy enjoys teaching, cooking and weightlifting.

Mica Esquenazi Glaun
Mica is an otolaryngology resident at the Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society, and a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and then went on to complete her M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.
Gabriel Glaun
Gabriel is a general surgery resident at the Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude with honors from Florida State University with a B.S. in Biological Science and then went on to complete his M.D. at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.