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2022-23 Honors Students

Liliana Capiola

Liliana is a senior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society with minors in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Biology. On campus, she serves on the E. Bronson Ingram College Council and the MHS Student Advisory Board, and she is involved with VSVS, SPEAR, and VEMS. Liliana is a certified EMR, and after completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to go to medical school to pursue a career in emergency medicine. While in the honors program, Liliana will work with Dr. Tara McKay to explore the relationship between climate change and mental health.


Carson Ferrara

Carson is a senior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Neuroscience. On campus, he is a student VUceptor, conducts research in the Department of Pharmacology at VUMC, serves as president of Drug Overdose Reduction and Education (DORE) Initiative, is involved in VSG, and volunteers with various organizations. Carson’s research will investigate substance use disorder treatment outcomes for psychiatric inpatients. He hopes to pursue a career as an addiction psychiatrist or a pediatric neurosurgeon after obtaining his master’s degree in public health. While in the honors program, he will be working with Dr. Callahan-Kapoor.


Amanda Kouaho

Amanda is a senior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. On campus, she is the founder and president of United Against Inequities in Disease, vice president of Cards for a Cause, and serves as a STEM tutor for student-athletes. She is also a part of the Irish Lab at VUMC and conducts research on Glioblastoma cellular identities. While in the honors program, Amanda will be working with Dr. Lucie Kalousová to explore the relationship between maternal health literacy and positive maternal health outcomes.


Cassidy Latchford

Cassidy is a senior majoring in Child Development and Medicine, Health, and Society with a concentration in Intersectionality, Inequality, and Health Justice. On campus, she is a VUceptor; the senior advisor of Vandy Votes; a teaching assistant for Social and Personality Development; undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Organ Regeneration, Recovery, and Replacement; and secretary of Alpha Phi Omega. After completing her undergraduate degree, Cassidy plans to pursue medical school. Her research will analyze the influence of peer norms on substance use among LGBTQ+ adolescents. While in the honors program, Cassidy will work with Dr. Kirsty Clark.


Nikol Nikolova

Nikol is a senior majoring in MHS and minoring in Biological Sciences and German Studies. On campus, she is a member of a sorority, serves as the Vice President of Member Development for the Panhellenic Council, works as a research intern at the Biggs Lab and plays club ultimate frisbee. Her dream of becoming a genetic counselor inspired the topic of her honors research. She is working with Dr. Sophie Bjork-James to study patient satisfaction with cancer genetic counseling.


Hemanji (Hershey) Rajpal


Maia Regan

Maia is a senior majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and minoring in Chemistry. On campus, she serves on the executive board of the Vanderbilt Chapter of the American Women in Medicine Association, Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, and Katie’s Art Project which she founded her sophomore year. She also works as a research assistant in the Conversation Lab. While in the honors program, Maia will work with Dr. Ashley Leech in the Department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to conduct a contemporary analysis of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome in the United States.


Doah Shin


 

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