Samah Qasmieh and two classmates at the 2017 College of Pharmacy graduation ceremony.

Samah Qasmieh (PharmD ’17) doesn’t like down time.

The 25-year-old College of Pharmacy graduate hasn’t taken a break since she finished high school, filling her summers with research, jobs and additional courses. Now, as an infectious diseases research fellow, Qasmieh joins the fight against antimicrobial resistance — one of today’s biggest public health challenges.

With an eye toward global health, Qasmieh’s pharmacy career has taken her from counterfeit antibiotics in the Dominican Republic to major research publications. The Roosevelt alumna travels between the University of Illinois at Chicago and an urban community hospital to work on five concurrent projects while completing her master’s degree in public health. 

“When you’re doing things you love, you don’t really need to take a break,” she said.

Read the full article at the Roosevelt Review.

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