Student Highlights

Student highlights

Our PURCH students have many different motivations, aspirations, and career goals.

Read about some of their achievements here!

Student Spotlight Vanessa Avalone

Vanessa Avalone

Her work focuses on youth mental health and substance use.
PURCH Student Carly Herbert writing on the white board

Carly Herbert Awarded TL1 Fellowship

Rapid COVID-19 test research informed FDA guidance.
Marcella Jewell 2022 Massachusetts Medical Society Award

Marcella Jewell Wins Mass Medical Society Award

Honored for dashboard to track pediatric mental health ED boarding.
Gold Humanism Honor Society logo

PURCH Students Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

PURCH Graduate Iha Kaul gives 2022 T.H.Chan Medical School Commencement Speech

Iha Kaul

The TH Chan School of Medicine selected her to give the 2022 commencement speech.
UMass Chan Spotlight on PURCH Student Theo Eldore

Theo Eldore

He wants to be an advocate and role model for LGBTQIA+ patients.
Annual PURCH Trailblazer Award

Trailblazer Award

A trailblazer prepares the way for others to follow.
Stella Barth PURCH Medical Student

Stella Barth

She presented her research on spinal cord injuries at two national neuroscience conferences.

Sabahat Rahman

Her aim is to work at the "intersection of health care and human rights."
Kendall Burdick Pediatric Trauma Research Highlight

Kendall Burdick Awarded $5000 Grant

Burdick will continue her study on disparities in pediatric trauma access.

Kassandra Jean Marie

A passion to address inequities in healthcare access drew her to PURCH.
Little guatemalan Girl

Fullbright Fellowship Awards

Emily Nuss and Tatiana Petrovich received the Fellowships to study household air pollution in Guatemala

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