Biomedical Research AssistantMay 2014 - Current Northwestern HospitalChicago, Illinois
Serve as the biomedical research assistant for the Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) Study, a multi-center NIH-funded study which seeks to determine if vitamin D can prevent or delay a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetic patients.
Perform study activities per protocol, including but not limited to: recruitment efforts, pre-screening analysis, obtaining informed consent, obtaining medical and social histories, collecting vitals, performing phlebotomy and data entry.
Assist in ensuring that the ongoing recruitment plan is appropriate to meet the needs of the study, and aid in initiating new strategies.
Execute all study activities in an accurate and timely manner to ensure that the study meets the targeted scope, schedule, and budget.
Assisting with IRB submissions.
Created and maintained computerized record management systems to record and process data and generate reports.
Project CoordinatorFeb 2014 - Current American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) National Young Onset CenterWinfield, Illinois
Exemplify exceptional leadership skills by taking responsibility for a range of activities that aim to increase awareness of Parkinson's disease amongst physicians and patients, as well as foster collaboration between the two.
Provide educational assistance to support groups through physician referrals.
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PAGE 2 Develop and host educational programs which provide information to people with Parkinson's to make informed decisions about their daily lives, Develop fundraiser strategies to support research to find better treatment and a cure for Parkinson's, etc.
Demonstrate knowledge about economic aspects of the medical field to assist Parkinson's patients with key information about health insurance, disability insurance and inexpensive medications to maximize their income and fulfill their medical needs.
Maintained good communication between department heads, medical staff and governing boards by attending board meetings and synchronizing interdepartmental functions.
Student ShadowDec 2011 - Mar 2013 Michael Rezak, M.D., PhD Central DuPage HospitalWinfield, Illinois
Achieved a comprehensive understanding of neuroanatomy related to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
Observed deep-brain stimulation surgery and developed knowledge of the criterion patients must meet in order to qualify for this operation.
Effectively noted the effects of Botox injection procedures on patients with blepharospasms.
Assistant Program ManagerMay 2011 - Apr 2012 American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) National Young Onset CenterWinfield, Illinois
Researched, assessed and generated lay information regarding Parkinson's disease for packets distributed to patients with Parkinson's.
Initiated efforts to connect APDA with patients via social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) in order to increase the effectiveness of patient engagement with various informative programs.
Contributed to the successful organization of the National Young Onset Center's conference's, which sought to engage Parkinson's patients with physicians and specialized groups in order to assist them with learning more about the disease and how to manage their daily lives.
Undergraduate Research AssistantAug 2010 - May 2011 University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign, Illinois
Critically examined several Besseya bulli seed specimens in order to determine if the environmental and demographic factors affect the reproductive ecology in the species, thus contributing to its rarity in the Midwest region of the United States.
Executed several laboratory techniques in order to ensure the accuracy of the results.
Undergraduate Research AssistantFeb 2010 - May 2011 University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign, Illinois
Carefully analyzed garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) interactions with native plants and soil microbes, in order to determine the long- term consequences of this species introduction the Midwest region of the United States.
Engineering TechnicianMay 2009 - Sep 2011 United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago DistrictChicago, Illinois
Assisted the Regulatory Branch of the USACE Chicago District, supporting the completion of several scientific analyses to include prairie restoration efforts and wetland delineations for various areas throughout the Chicagoland area.
Supported the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) a complex ecosystem protection study by assisting with environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling.
This method was utilized to determine the presence or lack of silver and bighead carp (Asian carp) in the Chicagoland area (specifically, Lake Calumet).
These efforts were critical to assessing the risk of Asian carp transfer between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes Basins.
Served as a liaison between the Chicago District's Regulatory and Planning Branches to ensure that all eDNA testing results were accurately communicated between project team members.
VolunteerAug 2007 - May 2009 Central DuPage Hospital Behavioral Health UnityWinfield, Illinois
Developed knowledge of hospital procedures by serving as a transporter of patients to and from consultation and surgical rooms.
Obtained an understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of hospital records and developed an advanced method for organizing employee records.
Volunteer Aug 2007 - May 2009 World Relief DuPageWheaton, Illinois
Assisted immigrants with the completion of their citizenship application and the preparation of the United States citizenship exam.
Created and distributed flyers to advertise the upcoming citizenship workshops.
Student ShadowJan 2002 - May 2011 Lincoln Trail Orthopedic ClinicUrbana, Illinois
Successfully developed a baseline knowledge of several orthopedic ailments, to include those such as bone fractures, spurs, dislocated limbs, and torn cartilage.
Carefully observed several surgical procedures related to hip displacements, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy in order to obtain an understanding of the critical surgical techniques.
Developed a strong technique for conducting a history of present illness (HPI).
M.D.: MedicineNa Ross University School of MedicinePortsmouth Some Medical School Completed
B.S: Integrative Biology Chemistry5 2011 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana, Illinois Integrative Biology/ Chemistry
Biology Chemistry5 2009 College of DuPageGlen Ellyn, Illinois Some College Coursework Completed Biology Chemistry
Undergraduate: 4 2011 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois State Academy of Science Poster SymposiumUrbana Melbourne, Illinois Presentation: "Shading Effects on the Reproductive Ecology of Besseya
bulli, Rare Species"
Shipping of Dangerous Goods-Biological Materials 05/2014 Collaborative Institutional Training Imitative (CITI) 05/2014 EDC Essentials for Clinical Research 05/2014 Phlebotomy Certification 06/2014 IRB Trainings : 7 2011
Illinois State Academy of Science and Research Award, Illinois State Academy 04/2011
of Science PSI Beta Honor Society, National Honor Society in Psychology for Community 05/2007-08-2009 and Junior Colleges