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Summer STUDENT alumni presenting elsewhere

Meghan Foe
Class of 2017
Foe M, Treadwell MJ, Yamashita R, Lal A.

Factors related to iron chelation therapy adherence in young adults with thalassemia: a framework from the patient perspective. American Society of Hematology, December, 2017. Atlanta, GA.
This December, I presented a poster about my summer research at the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, GA. Due to the unusual weather conditions, I was unfortunately only able to attend the conference on the afternoon of my poster presentation, but even that was an eye-opening experience. This was my first time presenting research on a platform of this scale, and I learned a lot about how to communicate my findings to individuals from a wide range of avenues within the field of hematology. Furthermore, I was fortunate to be able to speak with researchers whose projects and interests aligned with my own, and to learn about different perspectives and approaches to exploring the same topic. From these conversations, I was able to think about how my own research project and interests could further develop in the future. Altogether, presenting at ASH was a wonderful experience, and I am so grateful to CHORI and to my mentors at BCHO for the opportunity to do so!

Jia Yu
Class of 2017

Attending and presenting at ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) 2017 was truly an eye opening experience for me. I have met some really inspiring leaders in the medical field and had opportunities to interact with them. More excitingly, I got the chance to hear the amazing presentation from Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa (Dr. Q), who is a leading neurosurgeon, scientist and professor at Mayo clinics. Hearing his story of coming to America as a poor immigrant, and finally strived to where he is now is truly the best part of the conference in my opinion. Presenting at a national conference was also a very exciting experience for me. I have heard some valuable comments about my presentation and project. Seeing myself having confidence to engage in a deep scientific conversation with some leading professors and scientists in the field made me really grateful for the training I received from CHORI and my mentor Dr. Ho during the summer. The extensive literature review and presentation practice over the summer allowed me to speak very scientifically and passionately, which made strong impressions on listeners and opened up to some awesome connections. The CHORI program had a huge impact on my education, allowing me to find so many good role models in the field, and providing great opportunities for me to work towards my dream. Thanks CHORI for supporting me to go to ABRCMS and having such a wonderful experience. I am also very grateful for my mentor Dr. Ho for putting time into me, and training me to think and work as a scientist.

Melissa Cervantes
Class of 2016

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Grantee

Read about how Melissa Cervantes, a student at Holy Names High School, embraced her first mentored, hands-on clinical research experience at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, ultimately presenting her work at a national conference and increasing her exposure to career possibilities in the biomedical sciences.

Click here for complete article on Melissa Cervantes

Priya Shah
Class of 2016

Priya Shah; Kacie Smith; Michael Rowland; Anna-Barbara Moscicki, MD; Marsha Treadwell, PhD; Lynne Neumayr, MD. Electronic Medical Record Documentation of Quality of Life for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 7, 2017
I attended the PAS Meeting (The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, which is the largest pediatric research conference in the world!) here in the Bay Area spring, 2017. It was an awesome experience; there were SO many attendees! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend much of it outside of the poster exhibition (because my finals started the next day), but I did get to walk around and talk with other poster presenters. It was especially interesting to speak with people who were performing molecular research on the same medication used in my clinical research project. I loved meeting so
many brilliant minds and learning about other research currently happening with sickle cell. This was part of what drove me to connect with Dr. Kuypers and spend some time in lab with him this summer. It was inspiring to see so many researchers and physicians committed to improving all aspects of children's health. Thanks again for all of your ongoing support; I have learned so much!

Amber Fearon
Class of 2017

Amber Fearon, Anne Marsh MD, Jennifer Kim, Marsha Treadwell PhD
Using Mixed Methods to Investigate Pediatric Residents Attitudes and Perceived Barriers towards the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Severe Vaso-occlusive Pain Episodes for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Poster Presentation at Rosalind Franklin Chicago Medical School (10/18/17)

Amber Fearon, Anne Marsh MD, Jennifer Kim, Marsha Treadwell PhD
Using Mixed Methods to Investigate Pediatric Residents Attitudes and Perceived Barriers towards the Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Severe Vaso-occlusive Pain Episodes for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Submitted an Abstract to my school (Chicago Medical School) All School Research Consortium (ASRC) for presentation on 3/21/18

Leah Richards
Class of 2005
Presented a poster, made with her mentor, and was accepted for the 2005 American Society of Hematology conference. (NIH, Mentor: Zahra Pakbaz)



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