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IMSD Associates

Ellen Acheampong, BS

Ayorinde Adegbesan, BS

Timmy Le, BS, MS

Helen Magana, BS

Helen earned her BS in biology from Rhode Island College in 2020 and is now a first year PhD student. Her undergraduate research focused on studying the protein aggregation of ALS-causing SOD1 in different Drosophila melanogaster tissues. Helen hopes to continue developing her skills and researching the underlying mechanisms of disease with the desire to help those most affected. 

Syed Naqvi, BS

Syed Naqvi (He/Him/His) graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS in Biological Sciences and a BS in Environment, Culture, and Health. His McNair Scholar research and honors thesis focused on studying the health burdens of contaminated water and creating hydrogel beads that could be used to treat contaminated water as a solution. He conducted postbaccalaureate research at UMMS with Dr. Anthony Nunes studying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His experience motivated him to pursue a PhD in CPHR. Currently, Syed is a first year PhD student working on diabetes epidemiology related research mentored by Dr. Anthony Nunes.

Seun Osundolire, MD

Seun Osundolire graduated from Windsor University School of Medicine, St. Kitts (West Indies) with a MD degree. After graduation, he proceeded to complete a medical practice internship year in his home country, Nigeria. He came to the U.S in 2015 and subsequently joined the U.S Army as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Seun is studying for his MPH degree at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), and hopes to complete it by Summer 2020. His master's culminating experience project was focused on finding the relationship between overweight and congestive heart failure or coronary heart disease using the NHANES dataset. He has research interests in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and working with vulnerable populations.

Valeria Rivera, BS

Kristen Woods, BS