Visvanathan, who is a chemistry and health equity double major, researched the topic “The Role of Healthcare Providers on Childbirth Experiences” as a Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies fellow. Visvanathan was able to find how certain birthing providers manage childbirth expectations and mitigate poor outcomes; her research could be replicated on a larger scale to help pregnant individuals make informed decisions when choosing a healthcare provider.
Tanner Martinez is the recipient of a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) award, which provides highly qualified individuals opportunities to pursue a combined MD-PhD degree in order to care for patients and to conduct research. MSTPs are funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Taylor Elliott was invited to the annual American Epilepsy Society conference in Chicago to present his clinical research project on the anti-seizure medication cenobamate—the first Rhodes student to attend the event.
Despite the pandemic putting a halt to hospital internships and fellowships this summer, Demi Shamsi-Basha remained committed to public health and to helping the Memphis community.