Talmesha Richards (M11) ’04, chemical engineering & mathematics graduated from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular medicine. Dr. Richards is also currently one of the four captains for the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.
Ashley Mentlik James (M14), ’06, biochemistry and molecular biology, received her Ph.D. in Summer 2012. Dr. James thanks the Meyerhoff program for helping her find the drive to conquer this hurdle saying, “I’ll never forget where I came from!”
Kezia Alexander (M18) ’10, biological sciences and health administration and policy, completed her Master’s in Public Health in July and started a new job in November as the Research Associate/ Chief Staff Liaison for the NFL Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health.
Ms. Alexander was brought on to develop a 10 year longitudinal study that will track the cardiovascular health of current and recently retired NFL players to see how their health status changes as their physical conditioning changes post-retirement. She works alongside NFL team physicians for various teams across the country and will be developing health education materials for the players, with hopes that the research can be translated to athletes across all ports.
Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso (M7), '06, chemical engineering, was recently highlighted as a researcher on the forefront of the "10 most promising technology trends."
Dr. Enioloa-Adefeso is an assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan and her recent research focuses on precise drug delivery through nanoscale engineering.
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Dr. Kyla McMullen (M13), '05, computer science, will deliver a keynote speech on April 6, 2013 at the Michigan AGEP Scholars Seminar (MASS) 2013 Research Symposium.
Dr. McMullen became the first African-American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University and is dedicated to educating future generations of computer scientists.