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Kyla McMullen Ph.D. (M13) Honored as Keynote Speaker

Posted on March 27, 2013 1:18 PM |Permalink

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.

Lola Eniola-Adefeso Ph.D. (M7) Highlighted as a Researcher

Posted on March 27, 2013 1:04 PM |Permalink

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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Kezia Alexander (M18) earns M.P.H from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Posted on March 26, 2013 4:01 PM |Permalink

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.

Ashley (Mentlik) James (M14) earns Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Posted on March 26, 2013 3:47 PM |Permalink

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!”

Talmesha Richards (M11) earns Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Posted on March 26, 2013 3:40 PM |Permalink

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.

Kezia Alexander (M18) Earns M.P.H from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:50 AM |Permalink

Kezia Alexander (M18) ’10, biological sciences and health administration and policy, defended her Masters in Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in July 2012.

In September, Ms. Alexander authored a paper that focused on research regarding social support and its impact on preventable health behavioral outcomes in elderly women. The paper was published in the Sept. 2012 issue of the Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology. Read more by clicking here.

Aftin Ross (M14) selected as a Whitaker International Scholar.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:40 AM |Permalink

Dr. Aftin Ross (M14) ‘07, mechanical engineering, has been selected as a Whitaker International Scholar. This competitive, national award is presented to students who have completed or soon will complete their doctorate in biomedical engineering.

Dr. Ross plans to complete her postdoctoral appointment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Cynthia Davies-Venn (M14) earns Ph.D from Baylor College of Medicine.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:38 AM |Permalink

Dr. Cynthia Davies-Venn (M14) ’06, biological sciences, earned her Ph.D in Translational Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in May 2012.

Kyla McMullen (M13) earns Ph.D from the University of Michigan.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:37 AM |Permalink

Dr. Kyla McMullen (M13) ’05, computer science, defended her dissertation and earned a Ph.D in May at the University of Michigan. Dr. McMullen was the first black female to complete the Ph.D program in Neuroscience.

Dr. McMullen will be joining the Faculty of the Clemson University School of Computing in January 2013. Read more by clicking here.

Aliya Frederick (M13) earns Ph.D from Vanderbilt University.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:36 AM |Permalink

Dr. Aliya Frederick (M13) ’05, biochemistry and molecular biology, successfully defended her dissertation in Neruoscience in July 2012.

Dr. Frederick is currently completing the M.D./Ph.D Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.

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