METEOR Cohort 3 (2014)

Cohort 3 (entered June 2014)

Lauren Hanna
Lauren is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she conducted research as a student intern in the Brain Tumor Translational Research Lab ensuring quality control in the preservation and processing of brain tissue.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Macri, she is working on a long-term research project focused on environmental causes of fibroids that may explain ethnic disparity between the White and African American population.  She is also being mentored by METEOR Cohort 2 student, Nicole Findlay, on a retrospective study assessing the effect of hypertension on the severity of fibroids.

Mentor:
Charles Macri, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The George Washington University
 
Kaylah Maloney
Kaylah is a graduate of The City College of New York, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Biology and was a mentor for CityPeers, a program for freshman pursuing biology majors.  She worked as a student research intern on a project determining a better enzyme replacement for treatment for Fabry disease.  Working with a team of three mentors, she is now involved in both quantitative and qualitative research projects focused on pediatric oncology.

Cohort 3 member, Kaylah Maloney, was featured in an article in the SMHS e-newsletter:
http://smhs.gwu.edu/news/path-future

Mentors:
Reuven Schore, MD
Attending Physician, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Leukemia & Lymphoma Program, Division of Oncology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Children’s National

Katherine Patterson Kelly PhD RN
Nurse Scientist  Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes Children’s National

Pamela S. Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Professor, Department of Pediatrics Children’s National
 
Ruthanna Okorosobo
Ruthanna is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, where she graduated magna cum laude.  She received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Training Program in Neurodegenerative Lipidomics Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship where she conducted research on the inner mitochondrial membrane protein implicated in neurodegeneration and later worked as a research technician at the Neurotoxicology Laboratory for Health Canada.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Adre Du Plessis, she is participating in a research study to characterize heart rate variability as a measure of cortical control of the autonomic nervous system in pediatric populations with congenital heart disease and neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalolopathy. 

Mentor:
Adre Du Plessis, MBChB
Chief, Division of Fetal and Transitional Medicine
Director, Fetal Medicine Institute
Children’s National

Cohort 3:  From left to right, Ruthanna Okorosobo, Lauren Hanna, and Kaylah Maloney
Cohort 3:  From left to right, Ruthanna Okorosobo, Lauren Hanna, and Kaylah Maloney
Library of Medicine: From left to right: Ruthanna Okorosobo, Dr. Lisa Schwartz (director), and Kaylah Maloney.
Library of Medicine: From left to right: Ruthanna Okorosobo, Dr. Lisa Schwartz (director), and Kaylah Maloney.

FDA visit:  From left to right, Ruthanna Okorosobo, Kaylah Maloney and Lauren Hanna