The Recruitment Ambassadors Program within IDEAL Research consists of a collaborative group of Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) graduate students and Penn faculty members from across the University committed to the recruitment of the next generation of diverse biomedical research trainees. Recruitment Ambassadors connect with prospective trainees from diverse backgrounds at both local and national recruitment events and provide in depth knowledge on research and training opportunities offered within the broader Penn research community, as well as life in Philadelphia. The ultimate goal of the program is to welcome well-rounded undergraduate interns and post-baccalaureate scholars into IDEAL Research affiliated SUIP and PennPREP, along with strengthen the pipeline of recruits from historically underrepresented backgrounds into the graduate programs offered within BGS.
Throughout IDEAL Research's recruitment visits, keep an eye out for our Recruitment Ambassadors!
Julie Blendy, Ph.D.Professor of Pharmacology
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Mary Regina Boland, Ph.D., FAMIAAssistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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Akiva Cohen, PhDResearch Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
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Cohen Lab Website
Kathryn (Kate) Hamilton, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Hamilton Laboratory Website
De'Broski R. HerbertPresidential Associate Professor
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The Herbert Lab Website
Lisa Lim, M.A.Assistant Director for Research Training Programs
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Kathy Liu Fange, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Kathy Liu Fange Laboratory
Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhDAssistant Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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Dr. Stephens-Shields' Bio
Paul Titchenell, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Physiology
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Eric Witze, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
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