COVID Corps Biomedical Research Internship Program:

2020 Cohort

2020 Cohort Summary

We are pleased to announce our inaugural 2020 cohort of the MGH COVID Corps Biomedical Research Internship Program. We have selected 22 exceptional interns from a pool of 238 applications received in a rolling application period of 6 days. 100% of our cohort are from groups historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.86. 

  • 16 are female, non-binary, questioning, or transgender.

  • 18 are first-generation university students.

  • 13 are immigrants or new Americans.

  • 8 are Black or African-American; 4 are Hispanic or Latinx; 9 are Asian.

Meet Our 2020 Cohort

 

Aderinsola "Sola" Aderonmu

Drexel College of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH

Phoebe Ato

Boston University

Biomedical Engineering

Class of 2021

Mentor: Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Huel "Trey" Cox

Boston College

Biochemistry

Class of 2023

Mentor: Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc

Isabella Garza

Boston University

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Class of 2022

Mentor: Laura Petrillo, MD

Yining "Ning" Hua

Smith College

Computer Science

Class of 2021

Mentor: Jennifer Haas, MD

Faith Koroma-Coker

University of Massachusetts Boston

Nursing

Class of 2021

Mentors: Nancy Rigotti, MD, and Joanna Streck, PhD

Katherine Leung

Boston University

Health Science

Class of 2021

Mentor: Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, and Tamra Keeney, PhD

Munashe Machoko

Bates College

Biochemistry

Class of 2021

Mentor: Amit Joshi, MBBS, PhD

Paolo Ramirez

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ken Shelton, MD

Sarah Shirley

Harvard College

Bioengineering

Class of 2023

Mentor: Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

Caroline Smith

Tufts University

Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Class of 2020

Mentors: Matt Tobey, MD, MPH, and Stephanie Sun, MD

Maame Amoako

Northeastern University

Health Sciences & Global Health

Class of 2021

Mentors: Elaine Yu, MD, MMSc, and Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

Kylee Carden

MIT

Physics

Class of 2023

Mentor: Katrina Armstrong, MD

Kenechukwu "Kenny" Egbuonu

MIT

Biology

Class of 2021

Mentors: Caitlin Dugdale, MD, and Emily Hyle, MD, MSc

Amanda Gong

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH

Meghna Iyer

Northeastern University

Health Sciences and Public Health

Class of 2022

Mentor: Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

Jennifer Le

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Microbiology

Class of 2021

Mentor: Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

Joanna Lin

Bowdoin University

Neuroscience and Math

Class of 2022

Mentor: Alisa Manning, PhD

Daniel Marte

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ryan Sullivan, MD

Valeria Robayo

MIT

Management

Class of 2023

Mentor: Karen Sepucha, PhD

Carlton "Garrett" Smith

Morehouse School of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD

Reem Sulieman

Boston College

Biology

Class of 2023

Mentors: Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc, and Sara Cromer, MD

Meet Our 2020 Mentors

 

Katrina Armstrong, MD

Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, MGH

Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

Director, Mongan Institute

James J. and Jean H. Mongan Chair of Health Policy and Community Health

Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

Senior Scientist, MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA)

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Caitlin Dugdale, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Emily Hyle, MD, MS

Inaugural Jerome and Celia Reich Endowed Scholar in HIV/AIDS Research, MGH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Alisa Manning, PhD

Assistant Investigator, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associated Scientist, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute

Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, MGH

Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Unit, MGH

Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH

Director, Center for Aging and Serious Illness

Director of Research, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, MGH

Ken Shelton, MD

Medical Director, Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Intensive Care Unit

Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Ryan Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH

Fellowship Director, Rural Health Leadership Fellowship, MGH

Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Elaine Yu, MD, MMSc

Director, MGH Bone Density Center

Clinical Researcher and Endocrinologist, MGH Endocrine Unit

Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

Director, Multicultural Affairs, MGH Department of Medicine

Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Sara Cromer, MD

Clinical and Research Fellow, Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jennifer Haas, MD

Director, Center for Primary Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Amit Joshi, MBBS, PhD

Instructor in Investigation, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH

Instructor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

Laura Petrillo, MD

Assistant in Medicine, MGH Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Nancy Rigotti, MD

Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH

Karen Sepucha, PhD

Director, Health Decision Sciences Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Stephanie Sun, MD, MS

Faculty and Fellow, Rural Health Leadership Fellowship, MGH

Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member, Clinical Epidemiology Research Program, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, MGH

Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc

Associate Clinical Chief, MGH Diabetes Unit

Clinical Director, MGH Diabetes Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Program Leadership

 

Andrew Chan, MD, MPH

Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

Director of Cancer Epidemiology, MGH Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH

Director, Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute, MGH

Administrative Director, Mongan Institute

Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

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