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Aletheia Burrell: Toward Non-Surgical Treatments for Uterine Fibroids

Sep 24 2011 Published by under Duke University, Summer Research Experiences

Dr. Friederike Jayes, Aletheia Burrell, Dr. Phyllis Leppert, and Dr. Darlene Taylor after Aletheia's summer research presentation, 26 August 2011. Photo credit: DJ Kroll/NCCU RISE

Today's NCCU RISE Scholar perspective comes from Aletheia Burrell. Aletheia has been conducting her research project with Dr. Darlene Taylor, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina Central University. Dr. Taylor is a fellow of the Duke University BIRCWH program of the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, a collaborative NIH K12 program aimed at developing the careers of junior faculty dedicated to the study of women's health.

Aletheia benefits from Dr. Taylor's own mentorship by Phyllis Leppert, MD, PhD, a recognized Duke physician-scientist researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Pathology. As Dr. Leppert transitions toward retirement, we at NCCU RISE are particularly grateful for the continued mentoring by Friederike Jayes, PhD, and her commitment to the mission of the NCCU Eagles RISE program. What's been most exciting to me as a RISE program director is just how involved Dr. Jayes and Dr. Leppert have been in Aletheia's development toward doctoral training. 

Well, perhaps I should let Aletheia tell you. . . - DJK

Toward non-surgical treatments for uterine fibroids
by Aletheia Burrell, North Carolina Central University

Hola Scientopia; ¿Como estas?

I’m Aletheia Burrell, a junior biology major, with a Spanish minor, from Sanford, North Carolina via Athens, Alabama (originally ). My current aspirations involve obtaining a MD/PhD…. I’m not entirely sure about what I want my PhD in yet, but Obstetrics and Gynecology is a definite interest as far as the MD is concerned!

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Victoria Jones having a sweet research rotation in Hershey

Jun 30 2011 Published by under Summer Research Experiences

We've been a bit silent since the end of the semester as many of our RISE scholars have gone off for their summer research experiences at PhD-granting institutions. Missives have been slow coming in while the students become familiar with their summer projects. Today, the illustrious Victoria Jones shares with us her current experience at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Victoria shining in the sun (and in the lab!) at Penn State Hershey.

Greetings Scientopia!

I’m Victoria Jones, a rising NCCU sophomore chemistry major from Raleigh, North Carolina. My ultimate aspiration is to earn an MD/PhD.

This summer I’m currently participating in the American Heart Association’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (AHA-SURF) program at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It is a ten-week program that allows us to conduct research and present our findings via poster presentations at the final Research Symposium.

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