Kean University undergraduates David Garcia and Elana Yousef have been accepted into the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 2012 Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at Johns Hopkins University. David and Elana will spend 10 weeks doing a lab or research based project. This year’s program begins on Sunday, May 27, 2012 and concludes Friday, August 3, 2012. The students will reside on Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus for the duration of the program.
Kean Students Accepted into Prestigious Program
Garcia, a Junior, is majoring is Biotechnology. Under the supervision of imminent researcher Dr. Peter Karakousis, David will assist in evaluation of novel PCR-based technique for diagnosis of tuberculosis in urine samples. He will be involved in optimization of the protocol utilizing animal-derived samples as well as direct testing of human samples.
Elana’s internship will focus on the epidemiology of HPV infection among high risk individuals. Her research will explore a variety of risk behaviors including drug use. Elana will work with Dr. Amber Dsouza.
Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School is a leading international authority on public health. The DSIP program provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.
Undergraduate research connects students with passionate mentors, allowing them to contribute new scholarly insights which enrich the disciplines they study. Kean University celebrates our student’s outstanding achievements in the sciences.