Siemens Healthineers Announces New Mentorship Program for Next Generation of Researchers
· Inaugural class of six fellows begins work on new diagnostics with leading global health nonprofit geared to control and eliminate diseases in low-resource settings.
The first cohort of Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellows has been selected. Throughout this summer, these fellows will be working on important projects designed to help them develop advanced skills critical to accelerating the implementation of game-changing technologies in low-resource settings.
The following students comprise the 2016 class of Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellows:
· Sara Ann Aldridge: Fellow, Health-seeking Behavior -- Sara Ann will graduate from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2016 with a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral and Community Health and Global Health.
· Eyad Helwany: Fellow, Protein Expression -- Eyad will receive his undergraduate degree in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Pharmacy.
· Henon Gebre: Fellow, Soil-transmitted helminthiasis -- Henon is pursuing a degree in Public Health Education with minors in Biology and Sociology at Utah State University.
· Scott Khuu: Fellow, Soil-transmitted helminthiasis -- Scott is pursuing a degree in chemistry with an emphasis in biology at the University of Utah.
· Rosemichelle Marzan: Fellow, Quality Dried Blood Sample -- Rosemichelle is a pre-industry student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in bioengineering at the University of Washington.
· Meilin Zhu: Fellow, ELISA -- Meilin is an undergraduate studying biochemistry with a concentration in medicinal chemistry at Arizona State University.
More detailed profiles can be found here.
These fellows, chosen from esteemed programs in the country, currently work at PATH, an international nonprofit headquartered in Seattle. While at PATH, fellows will receive hands on research experience and instruction on addressing global health issues for low-resource settings. During their fellowship, they are also being mentored by Siemens Healthineers employees, giving them unique access to market-leading, commercially viable technologies across the broad spectrum of immunoassay, chemistry, hematology, molecular, urinalysis, and blood gas testing systems, in conjunction with automation, informatics and services, serving the needs of today’s, and tomorrow’s, laboratories.
As such, the students will be given the unique opportunity to travel to the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics facility in Tarrytown, New York to present and showcase their projects and tap some of the diagnostic expertise from Siemens Healthineers.
“We are pleased to share the knowledge and experience of our own experts in this partnership between the Siemens Foundation and PATH,” says Michael Reitermann, Chief Operating Officer, Siemens Healthineers. “We look forward to an enriching bilateral exchange – the fresh, enthusiastic approach of these next generation of experts, will be highly invigorating to our employees, as well.”
“We’re really excited about our partnership with PATH,” says David Etzwiler, CEO, Siemens Foundation. “These Fellows work with leading scientists in their fields from both PATH and Siemens to improve the lives of people around the globe. This isn’t ‘what if’ research, this is ‘how to’ research that will change health care delivery in communities where it is needed most.”
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