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Roosevelt Science Alumni Earn Prestigious Graduate and Doctoral Program Placements

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Our science programs are focused on preparing students who continue to excel in graduate schools and other professional fields. Cornelius Watson, PhD Department Chair, Biological, Physical and Health Sciences

Graduates of Roosevelt University science programs continue to earn prestigious graduate, professional and doctoral program placements. “We are very pleased with the accomplishments of our graduates. Our science programs are focused on preparing students who continue to excel in graduate schools and other professional fields,” said Professor Cornelius Watson. “The quality of the graduates is further bolstered by strong commitment of the faculty mentors and the support provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.” Here are some recent alumni successes:

Najoua Alioualla (BS Biology ’16) was accepted into the Meharry Medical School in Tennessee for fall, 2018. She also has an upcoming interview at Morehouse University. A former student athlete, Najoua, was the 2016 student commencement speaker.

April Aloway (MS Biotechnology and Chemical Science ’12) was accepted into the PhD program, with full funding, at the University of Oklahoma Chemistry and Biochemistry department for fall, 2018.

Deborah Eng (MS Biology ’15) was accepted to the Master of Arts Bioethics program at Loyola University, Chicago with partial funding. Since her graduation from Roosevelt, Deborah has worked as an institutional review board officer at Rush University, Chicago.

Shifa Khan (MA Biomedical Sciences ’17) was accepted into the medical school at The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University for fall, 2018. 

Dr. Ivy Krystal Jones (MS Biotechnology and Chemical Science ’03) was named a 2018 Optical Society International Ambassador. Ambassadors are selected for their dedication and commitment to supporting the society's many chapters, sections, and early career professionals. Each class of ambassadors engages with new members with a focus on professional development and supporting the society’s programming.

Patricia Marquez-Dipaulo (BS Biology ’17) was accepted to the Colorado State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program for fall, 2018.

Qurat-ul-ain (Annie) Nasir (BS Biochemistry ’13) was accepted to the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatry doctoral program at Rosaline Franklin University. The school is ranked number 7 in the nation for podiatry schools. Annie was one of the first graduates of Roosevelt’s biochemistry degree program.

Vanessa Owusu (BA Sociology ’15) was accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Trine University in Indiana. Vanessa began her career as a biology student and although she changed her major to sociology, she took many science courses to prepare herself for a career as a physical therapist. Vanessa was also a 4-year starter on the Roosevelt women’s volleyball team, earning many all-conference honors.

Nidhi Patel (MA Biomedical Sciences ’17) was accepted into three different optometry programs.  She has decided that she will attend the Midwestern University School of Optometry in fall, 2018.

Travis Siwiec (BS Biology ’16) was accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Iowa. This program was Travis’ first choice and is the number 4 ranked public university Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the nation.

For more information about Roosevelt’s science programs, contact Prof. Cornelius Watson.

(Photo of Rachana Desai (MS Biotechnology and Chemical Science, ’17) and Prof. Robert Seiser)

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