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Friday, September 9 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Panel Five: Student Research Forum: Building the Student Pipeline

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Panel Five: Student Research Forum: Building the Student Pipeline
Under the visionary leadership of the late Dr. David E. Rivers, NCHD Chairman, the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Forum was launched in 2011 at the 5th National Conference on Health Disparities to build high-quality biomedical research presentation capacity in primarily underrepresented undergraduate and graduate/professional students.  This unique research training and professional development opportunity has trained close to 500 students.
This panel will highlight four student leaders.

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Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster

Co-Chair, NCHD Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Forum; Professor (Retired) and President Emerita, University of the Virgin Islands
 LaVerne Ragster, born and raised in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is a retired Professor of Marine Biology and President Emerita of the University of the Virgin Islands. She has conducted research and training in the areas of algal physiology and natural resource management, presented... Read More →

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Ms. Dionne Shell

Oakland University
Dionne Shell, PT, CLT is a school Physical Therapist with the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) as well as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with the Detroit Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Central Michigan University... Read More →
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Ms. Sade Shofidiya, MBA

CEO, BEEnevolent
Sade Shofidiya is a Savannah State University graduate from Chicago, Illinois. She’s passionate about helping communities, environmental stewardship, and interdisciplinary research with education backgrounds in Information Technology, Psychology, Business Administration, and Accounting... Read More →
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Ms. Sydney Jackson

College of Medicine, Medical University of SC
Sydney Reed Jackson, a native of Columbia, SC, is a fourth-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) going into the field of Pediatrics. She is passionate about humanistic patient care, health equity, and underrepresented minorities in medicine which... Read More →

Friday September 9, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Emerald Ballroom