The BRI Welcomes the Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Interns!

The BRI Welcomes the Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Interns!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Tuesday, June 5th marked the third year of the BRI Summer Internship Program. Mark W. Feinberg, M.D. presented at this annual introductory lunch, serving as the program emcee as well as a host to one of the students, himself. The lab representatives and PIs hosting the students were also present at this event. The mission and vision, as well as a brief history of the hospital, was presented to the group in order to provide them with a strong background on the Brigham and the contributions it has made to society, both locally and globally.  Dr. Feinberg described just a few of the many historic achievements in research that Brigham and Women’s Hospital has accomplished over the years, such as performing the first successful heart valve surgery in 1923 and saving a polio victim for the first time with the Drinker Respirator that still resides on the hospital’s campus today.

The mission of the Brigham Research Institute was also explicitly stated, as the undergraduate interns will be sponsored by two of the disease-focused research centers that the institute supports: The Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders (CVDM) Research Center and the Musculoskeletal Research Center.

The BRI is excited to host these interns for the summer and help them to experience all that Brigham and Women’s Hospital and its affiliated research facilities have to offer.

Interns in the featured image from left to right:

David Zhao, University of Chicago, Tavakkoli & Sheu Lab

Simran Sahni, Smith College, Costenbader Lab

Kenneth Han, Williams College, Giatsidis Lab

Hammad Sadiq, WPI, Neppl Lab

Elena Silverstein, Tufts University, Sinha Lab

Susana Patterson, University of Florida, Ozaki Lab

Andrew Bolze, Harvard University, Ozaki Lab

Amelia Joyce, Emory University, Feinberg Lab

Not Pictured: Patrick Nian, Princeton University, Glowacki Lab