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.
Olivia Hudson- Olivia is a 4th year medical student serving as Senior Editor for the MSRJ. She is originally from Okemos, MI. She studied Human Biology at Michigan State University and played club lacrosse prior to medical school. She is interested in pursuing a career Interventional Cardiology. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, cooking and competitive sports.
James Parkkonen is a 4th year medical student serving as Senior Editor for the MSRJ. He hails from Negaunee, MI and majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Michigan. He is a future Emergency Medicine physician whose hobbies include basketball, sitcoms, reading and kittens.
Aidan Tan is a 5th year medical student studying at the University of New South Wales and serving as a Senior Editor for the MSRJ.
Daniel Havlichek- Dan is a 4th year student at MSU-CHM serving MSRJ as a senior editor. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan with a degree in microbiology. Career interests include Gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He is still seeking the perfect chicken tikka masala recipe.
Meghan Hill – Meghan is a 4th year medical student serving as Senior Editor for MSRJ. She is from Caledon, Ontario and received her Bachelors in Pharmacology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec prior to starting medical school at MSU CHM. She is pursuing a career in Internal Medicine with potential specialization in Pulmonology and Critical Care.
Larissa Georgeon is a 4th year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her B.A. in Biology from Clark University and her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Texas A&M University. Prior to medical school, she was an Epidemiological Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. She is interested in Global Health and has gained international experience through her public health internship in Mumbai, India and volunteering at a rural clinic in Surin, Thailand. Her passion is to pursue a career in women’s health and help alleviate domestic and global health disparities.
Francesca Cazzulino is a 4th year medical student serving as a Senior Editor for MSRJ. She is from Pasadena, CA and received her Bachelors of the Arts in Biology from Oberlin College and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine.
Maria Rich – Maria is a 2nd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received her B.A. in Biology from Kalamazoo College where she enjoyed studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador and playing varsity soccer. Prior to starting medical school, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the BeatCC Pediatric Oncology Research Team. At this point in her medical education, she is excited about pediatrics, genetics, and palliative care.
Ninette Musili – Ninette is a 2nd year medical student at Michigan State College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for a Bachelor of Science in Biomolecular Science. She is strongly interested in Global Health disparities and how they affect women and children healthcare. At this point in her education she has a strong interest in Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Mutinta Chisowa- Mutinta is a 3rd year medical student Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Oakwood University and recieved a B.S in Biology. She is interested in pursuing Emergency Medicine.
Baiju Patel – Baiju is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. I grew up in Macomb, Michigan after arriving from India when I was a child. Attended Wayne State University and received BA in Biology. At this point in my education I have an interest to various fields ranging from Pediatrics, Psych, Neuro and Emergency Medicine.
Maddie Hulse – Maddie is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and received a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She is interested in pursuing a career in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
Emma Herrman – Emma is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She grew up in Shelby Twp,. MI and attended the University of Michigan, receiving a BS in biomolecular science with a minor in sociocultural anthropology. She is unsure what area of medicine she wants to pursue at this point, but is interested in emergency medicine, pediatrics and heme/onc.
Caitlin McCarthy – Caitlin is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Psychology in 2013 from Kalamazoo College. After college graduation, she taught high school chemistry at University Prep High School in Detroit for three years. Outside of medical school, Caitlin is a registered yoga teacher and teaches vinyasa weekly at a studio in Grand Rapids. Her professional interests include preventive health, public and community health, women’s health, and education. She hopes to ultimately go into a field of medicine that affords her opportunities in advocacy, continuity of care, and meaningful relationships with patients.
Megan Kechner – Megan is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology in 2015 from Michigan State University. Her past research experience includes the study of molecular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and addiction. She has also conducted research at Vanderbilt University exploring the genetic variation in the human dopamine transporter gene and its role in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. At CHM, Megan is currently using a pre- and post-test model to assess outcomes of the ThinkFirst injury prevention program. She is spending her clinical years in Flint, MI and is in the Medical Partners in Public Health Certificate program. Her professional interests include injury prevention, mental health, public health, and academic medicine. Ultimately, she is interested in pursuing a career in pediatrics, PM&R, or neurology.
Danielle Sethi – Danielle is a 3rd year medical student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2012 from University of Michigan and her Master of Science in Physiology and Biophysics in 2014 from Georgetown University. After graduate school, she helped implement and manage the scribe program at the University of Michigan. She is in Flint, MI for her clinical years and she is in the Public Health Certificate program. Her professional interests include women’s health, public health, infectious diseases, and global medicine. She is interested in pursuing a career in Surgery or Emergency Medicine.