2018-2019 MSRJ Executive Editorial Board

Marten Hawkins (Secretary), Genevieve Pourzan (Lead Junior Editor), Amina Ramadan (Treasurer), Angie Thayer (Executive Editor-in-Chief), Rohit Nallani (Lead Senior Editor), Kathleen Louis (M3 Executive Editor), *Not pictured: Kyle Hildebrandt (M4 Executive Editor), Benyam Goitom (Public Relations Officer)

Meet our 2018-2019 Executive Editorial Board

Angelyn Thayer, Executive Editor-in-Chief – is a 4th year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University and worked as a Pediatric Critical Care nurse in Detroit before coming to medical school. She is currently working on a research project looking at outcomes for patients who have had HeRO dialysis grafts placed by vascular surgery. She served as the M3 Executive Editor last year and helped to run the MSRJ elective in her 2nd year. She is pursuing a career in Vascular Surgery.

Kathleen Louis- M3 Executive Editor – is a 3rd year medical student at MSU College of Human Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University, and subsequently earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Michigan State University. During her Ph.D., she studied thalamic synaptic plasticity in a rat model using electrophysiological techniques. She is currently in her 3rd year of medical school in the Rural Community Health Program at the Traverse City campus. There, she is involved in research regarding diet interventions during pregnancy in a rural population. She has been an active member of MSRJ since 2016, helped to organize the MSRJ Elective last year, and is currently serving as the M3 Executive Editor. She is interested in neurology or pediatrics, and would like to strongly integrate clinical research with her future specialty.

Eve Pourzan- Junior Editor Coordinator, is a 3rd year medical student serving as the Junior Editor Coordinator and Senior Editor, and is a prior 2017-2018 MSRJ Elective Organizer. She received her Bachelor’s in Politics from UCSC, and worked for the Michigan Legislature before pursuing medicine. Eve has lab experience investigating how to inhibit cell signaling in estrogen-positive breast cancer and systemic sclerosis. She is looking forward to exploring different medical specialities in her clerkship rotations.

Rohit Nallani- Senior Editor Coordinator, is a 4th year medical student in the Medical Partners in Public Health program at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his B.S. in Neuroscience and History at the University of Michigan in 2014. Rohit has research experience with decisional conflict in rheumatoid arthritis patients, evaluating efficacy of a medical business and finance elective, public health, and surgery. Rohit aims to increase awareness of the MSRJ and help improve communication and ensure timely and efficient reviews of manuscripts. Besides serving as Junior Editor Coordinator for MSRJ previously, he was also involved with the Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American Medical Association’s chapter at MSU. Rohit plans to pursue a career in Otolaryngology.

Amina Ramadan- Treasurer, is a 3rd year medical student in the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved program at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed degrees in Public Health and Cellular & Molecular Biology, with a minor in Global Health, at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is learning to call Michigan home, a process that has been greatly assisted by cider mill donuts, and is proud that she has managed to survive the famously frosty Michigan winter. Amina is also honored to represent her classmates as part of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council. She is, at this point, interested in every available medical specialty, though her past participation in brain injury research has her leaning most strongly towards Emergency Medicine, Neurology, and Pediatrics.

Marten Hawkins- Marten is a 4th year medical student serving as Secretary and Senior Editor for the MSRJ. He is originally from Plymouth, MI and studied Biochemistry and Epidemiology at the University of Michigan prior to starting at MSU-CHM for medical school. Three years later, he is still convinced that Jessica Martín is totally tubular. He is interested in infectious disease medicine, with a focus on infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, going to musicals and baking.

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