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Our curriculum and engaged faculty have prepared our students well for continuing their career pathways into many competitive programs in medicine and research. Kelly Wentz-Hunter, PhD Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biological, Physical and Health Sciences

Alumni and students of Roosevelt University science programs continue to earn prestigious graduate, professional, doctoral and clinical program placements. “As a department, we continue to be proud of our students’ successes,” said Prof. Kelly Wentz-Hunter, Chair of the Department of Biological, Physical and Health Sciences. “Our curriculum and engaged faculty have prepared our students well for continuing their career pathways into many competitive programs in medicine and research.” 

Here are some recent alumni and student successes:

Dina Alqaisi (MA Biomedical Sciences ‘18) was accepted into the University of Illinois Chicago Doctor of Dental Medicine Advanced Standing program for dentists trained outside of the United States. Dina began her doctoral studies this January.

Mohammad
Araghiniknam (MA Biomedical Sciences student) was accepted to the Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatry doctoral program at Rosalind Franklin University for fall, 2019. The school is ranked number 5 in the nation for podiatry schools.

Alyssa Baker
(MA Biomedical Sciences ’18) has been accepted into Midwestern University School of Dentistry for fall, 2019. 

Rashaun Blanchard
(MA Biomedical Sciences ’19) has been accepted into medical school at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts.  He will begin his studies in September.

Raul Quinones Fabela
(MA Biomedical Sciences student) was accepted into the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry for fall, 2019.

Adrian Flores
(BA Biology student) has been accepted into the University of Nebraska Medical Center PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences with full funding and a generous annual stipend.

Rachel Gray
(BS Biology ’18) has been accepted into Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine for summer, 2019.

Taneisha Griggs
(MS Biology ‘17) was accepted into the Michigan State University Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences [BRUSH] program for the summer. This NIH funded and highly competitive program is a 10-week summer program open to underrepresented students in biomedical research. Taneisha has also been accepted into the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine this fall. She will begin the program after she completes the BRUSH summer program in August. 

Crystal Nguyen
(BS Biochemistry '16) earned her MS in Pathology Assistant from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Health and has accepted a position in Los Angeles as a pathology assistant.

Ramya Ogirala
(MS Biology '19) has been accepted into Ross Medical School for fall, 2019 and is awaiting further offers.

Jina Patel
(BS Biology student) has been accepted in the Master's of Biotechnology program at Johns Hopkins University this summer.

Kajal Patel
(MA Biomedical Sciences student) was accepted to five Doctorate of Podiatry schools and has selected Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine for fall, 2019. This is the top ranked podiatry school in the nation.

Kornelia Skowron
(BS Biochemistry '17) is a current PhD candidate at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She recently published “Recent Structural Advances in Constrained Helical Peptides” in Medicinal Research Reviews. Kornelia is the first author on this publication. 

Rebecca Wilson
 (BS Biology ’15) has been accepted into the PhD program in Neuroscience at the University of California Davis with full funding. Rebecca recently earned her MS in Biology from DePaul University.


Roosevelt allied health students continue to earn competitive clinical placements at Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

Makenzie Cooper
and Taylor Hoekstra were accepted into the clinical training program in radiation therapy technology this summer.

Amanda Ferreira Lima
was accepted into the clinical training program for nuclear medicine technology this summer.

Tina Rios
was accepted into both the nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy technology programs for this summer. She will make her decision soon on which program to pursue.

 For more information about Roosevelt’s science programs, contact Prof. Kelly Wentz-Hunter.

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