Class of 2020: Karen Reyes, B.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling A Portrait of Resilience A child of immigrants in an underserved public school district, it took Karen Reyes six years to achieve her dream of a Rutgers degree. Without guidance on how to apply, or obtain financial aid, she began school in [...]
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Class of 2020: In Memoriam: Farrah Hines Awarded Posthumous B.S. Clinical Laboratory Science Farrah Ayana Hines, who loved the medical arts and healing, is being awarded a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science posthumously. Born on January 30, 1991, she passed away on April 13. After graduating from Irvington High School, Farrah attended [...]
Class of 2020: Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe, MD, B.S. in Cardiovascular Sonography M.D. Takes Cardiovascular Sonography to Improve Patient Care When emergency room physician Dr. Nalin Ranasinghe applied to the cardiovascular sonography program, the program director was puzzled: did the medical doctor understand it was geared toward undergraduates? He did, and still wanted [...]
Class of 2020: Kathleen Mazza, PhD Biomedical Informatics For Kathleen Mazza, the Learning Never Stops For her dissertation in Biomedical Informatics, Kathleen Mazza studied a pilot artificial intelligence chatbot program that monitored patients after their release from the hospital. She couldn’t have known how important that knowledge would be more than a [...]
Class of 2020: Adam Coughlan, DPT DPT Grad Finds Niche During Rotation in Long-Term Care At the Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Center in New York, people who lost limbs, suffered brain trauma or had catastrophic spinal cord injuries can spend months working to reclaim their mobility. Adam Coughlan, a member of the Rutgers [...]
Class of 2020: Josie Dudzik, MSCN’20 Nutrition Graduate Jumps into New Job in Midst of Pandemic She graduated in January, passed her registered dietitian exam in February, and the following month, began work at a hospital in Brooklyn-in one of the nation’s earliest pandemic hot spots. Josie Dudzik, MSCN ’20, was assigned [...]