Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Science and Society Program
Recent Internship Experiences


Below are listed recent internships and senior paper topics of students participating in the Science and Society Program.

V. Morgan, HC ‘07 Major: Biology HC
Internship: Dr. Andrew Newberg at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Nuclear Medicine, summer 2005
Senior Paper: "Oxytocin, Vasopressin and the Evolution of Religious Attachment."

B. Acharya, HC ‘06 Major: Chemistry HC
Internship: Population and Community Development Association (PDA), Bangkok and Phitsanulok, Thailand, summer 2005
Senior Paper: Public Health in Thailand with a focus on innovative HIV/AIDS projects .

M. Breitbart HC '05, Major: Independent Major in Culture, Race and Medicine HC
Internship: a clinic for underserved patients in western Massachusetts and outreach with an HIV/AIDS organization in North Philadelphia, summer 2004
Senior paper: "Community Health Care: Balancing Attention to Group Differences with Individualized Care”

B. Pratt, HC '05, Major: Biology HC

Internship: University of Pennsylvania - Center for Bioethics, summer 2004
Senior paper: "Brain fingerprinting"

S. Poon, HC '05, Major: Anthropology HC

Internship: Marian Koshland Science Museum, Washington, DC, summer 2004
Senior paper: "Observing visitors at the Marian Koshland Science Museum, Washington, DC"

E. Davison, HC '05, Major: Psychology HC

Internship: Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services Center, Kapolei, HI, summer 2003
Senior paper:

M. Ahn, HC '04, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Philip Jaisohn Medical Center, Philadelphia, summer 2003
Senior paper:

K. Crozier, HC '04, Major: Biology HC
Internship: APAN, Asheville, NC, summer 2003
Senior paper:

R. Bockow, HC '03, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Special Smiles Dental Clinic (for those with Physical and Mental Disabilities), Philadelphia, PA, fall 2002
Senior paper:

A. Kern, HC '03, Major: Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration HC
Internship: Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, Sudbury, MA, summer '01
Senior paper: "The Epistemology of Bio-forensic Evidence Control"

S. Li, HC '03, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Center City Health Center and Hillhouse Health Center, Pittsburgh, PA, summer '02
Senior paper: "Health Care Disparities: Manifestations in Chronic Illnesses"

L. McDonald, HC '03, Major: Anthropology HC
Internship: Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Washington, DC, summer '02
Senior paper: "Sex Education for Adolescents: The search for Culturally Appropriate Programs"

A. Nwaneshiudu, HC '03, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Healthier Babies, Healthier Futures (a Child Asthma Link Line manual and resource directory), Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2002.
Senior paper: "Asthma prevalence, risks and interventions in African-American and Latino School Children: Analysis of urban communities in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia".

A. Sohal, HC '03, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Jonathan Lax Immune Disorders Treatment Center, Philadelphia, PA, summer '02
Senior paper: "The AIDS Epidemic: The Evolution and Importance of the Physician-Patient Relationship".

J. Latterman, HC '02, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, summer '00
Senior paper: "The Jesse Gelsinger Case: Expanding Mistrust in Gene Therapy Research"

B. Mahoney, HC '02, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Bread for the City, Washington, DC, summer '01
Senior paper:

K. Gentry, HC '02, Major: Biology HC
Internships: Western Washington Oncology, Olympia, WA, & The University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, Philadelphia, PA, summer '01
Senior paper:

T. Coley, HC '01, Major: Biology HC
Internship: HIV/AIDS prevention, Global Service Corps., summer '00
Senior paper: "The New Face of HIV and AIDS: A Connection between African American Women and their Black Kenyan Counterparts"

P. Kinser, HC '01, Major: Biology BMC
Internship: Planned Parenthood, VA, summer '00
Senior paper: "Health Care Access and the Evolving Role of Nurse Practitioners "

A. Flanagan, HC '01, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Bellevue Hospital, New York City, summer '00
Senior paper: "The Need for Public Hospitals: More Desperate Than Ever"

J. Deutsch, HC '01, Major: Economics HC
Internship: AIDS Services organizations, Los Angeles, CA, summer '00
Senior paper: "Deconstructing the HIV/AIDS Epidemic amongst Latino Men who have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County, CA: Failures, Barriers and Solutions"

R. Jiji, HC '00, Major: Chemistry HC
Internship: St. Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, summer '99
Senior paper: "Families and HIV: Challenges to Treatment of Pediatric HIV in the Era of Triple Combination Therapy"

E. Maier, HC '00, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, summer '99
Senior paper: "Models of Clinical Treatment for HIV Infection"

L. Nutting, HC '00, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Santiago, Chile, summer '99
Senior paper: "Hybridity in the Popular: Mapuche Health with Local and National Realities"

B. Subedi, HC '00, Major: Biology HC
Internship:Community Asthma Prevention Program, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, summer '99
Senior paper: "Pediatric Asthma Treatment in a West Philadelphia Clinic"

J. Beck, HC '99, Major: Social Medicine (Independent Major) HC
Internship: University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, summer '98
Senior paper: "Parenting Children with Chronic Illness: Moving from Deficiency to Success"

L. Goldman, HC '99, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Ethics Committee, Hospital at SUNY Stony Brook, NY, summer '98
Senior paper: "Theory vs. Practice in Decisions Regarding Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment"

M. Stoeckle, HC '99, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Bioethicist, University of California, San Francisco, CA, summer '98
Senior paper: "The Medical Futility Debate and the Search for Policy Guidelines"

M. Wachterman, HC '00, Major: Psychology HC
Internship: Babies Milk Fund Clinic, Cincinnati, Ohio, summer '98
Senior paper: "Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): An Advocate's Struggle to Create Connection"

N. Bergsten, HC '98, Major: Biology HC
Internship: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA, fall '97
Senior paper: "Breast Cancer Epidemiology"

L. Bracci, HC '98, Major: Biology HC
Internship: HIV Early Intervention Clinic, St. Joseph's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, summer '97
Senior paper: "AIDS: Injection Drug Use and Needle Exchange"

W. Brimfield, HC '98, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Maternity Care Coalition, Philadelphia, PA, summer '97
Senior paper: "Changes in Medicaid and Women's Health: Pre-Natal Care, Women with HIV, Family Planning"

L. Morges, HC '98, Major: Biology HC
Internship: ChesPenn Health Services, Crozer Community Division, Chester, PA, fall '97
Senior paper: "Managing Disease: AIDS in Chester, Pennsylvania"

A. Gaddy, HC '98, Major: Cities BMC
Internship: Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic, Washington, DC, summer '97
Senior paper: "Hypertension Health Education for Lower Class African-American Women"

D. Whyte, HC '98, Major: Biology HC
Internship: Settlement Health, East Harlem, New York, NY, summer '97
Senior paper: "Challenges and Opportunities in Community Health: Serving a Neighborhood in the Era of Managed Care"

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