2021 Student Summer Fellowships

Read the announcement to learn more about the 2021 Gold Student Summer Fellows and their projects.

Alex Miner | Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Brain Barriers: Elucidating Complex Language-Based Barriers to Mental Health Resources and Neurological Care in Limited English Proficiency, Refugee, and Immigrant Populations

Maha Saleem | University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Building Strong Families: Bridging the refugee health gap during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond through a virtual community-based program in Burlington, VT

Rachel Gaufberg | Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University
Expanding Healthcare Access to the Spanish-Speaking Community of the Negev, Israel

Anna Farrel | The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Incarceration’s Aftermath: Developing Patient Education Tools and a Clinical Manual to Improve Outcomes of Children with Incarcerated Parents

Marissa Pharel and Natali Smiley | Rush University Medical College
A Clinical & Community-Engaged Approach to Understanding Mental Health Barriers in Low-Income, Minority Perinatal Expectant Mothers

Sarah Holzmann, Natalie Peña-Brockett, and Zachary Josse | California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine
How the implementation of street medicine programs among the homeless population reduces the implementation of the emergency department facilities and resources in Bakersfield, CA

Trisha Kaundinya, Rebe Arteaga, and Elizabeth Adams | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Disability Advocacy Coalition in Medicine (DAC Med): Creation of a Disability Safe Space Training Module

Janet Fan, Haris Pepermintwala, and Sruti Rachapudi | University of Texas Medical Branch
St. Vincent’s Ophthalmology Screening Program

Tyler Kidd, Taryn Lai, and Rana Mehdizadeh | The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School

Christopher Huerta, Nisha Choothakan, Bronwyn Stone, Ilana Golub, Austin Burrows, Derek Zhang | The Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
Assessing COVID-19 Vaccine Perception in a Student-Run Clinic’s Unhoused Patient Population