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Summer Experience Spotlight: Marcel Coleman
Summer Experience Spotlight: Marcel Coleman

It is with great excitement, to introduce our Summer Scholar Spotlight, Marcel Coleman. 

Marcel Coleman is a sophomore focusing on a major in Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (BLD) with an emphasis on pre-medical tracking. Marcel is interested in pursuing a Master of Healthcare Administration and becoming a MD physician making an impact through serving in underserved communities. He enriched his summer experience by participating in the University of California Los Angles/ Charles R. Drew University School of Nursing Summer Health Professions Education Program a.k.a UCLA/CDU SHPEP, which is committed to developing future leaders that will change the face of medicine and dentistry as well improve health care delivery, policy and research in underserved communities. He explored cardiovascular disease research within the Latino community in South Central LA with fellow interns and dived into problem based physiology and anatomy courses with simulator manikins (see image below). Each week during the 6 week program, his team received an educational challenge to to diagnose patients using the information from their lecture and outside resources (Pubmed, NCBI, etc). In addition, Marcel is a member of the MSU Honors College. 

Congrats on your new experiences! Great job! 

Message from Marcel: “Success is easier when you stop believing in limitations. Thank you Catinlia Bartlett for helping with my personal statement for UCLA/CDU SHPEP. Also, a special thank you to Sharon Griffin for writing a strong letter of recommendation!”

Marcel learning using a simulator manikin.Marcel posing outside of Charles Drew University School of Medicine

Summer Experience Spotlight: Emily Washington
Summer Experience Spotlight: Emily Washington

We would like to introduce our summer scholar spotlight, Emily Washington!

Emily Washington is a senior with a major in Human Biology. Her ultimate career goal is to be a journalist, physician and health educator focusing on preventive medicine and global outreach health specialty care. During her summer, she had the opportunity of working with the American Osteopathic Association to plan and coordinate a symposium with the CEO, Adrienne White-Faines, for the OMED 2018 Conference. 

The OMED 2018 Conference is an annual osteopathic medical conference that brings thousands of DO physicians, residents and students together to champion the profession, learn and network. Emily worked to establish a symposium that addresses the diversity crisis in medicine. Numbers for men of color applying for and attending medical school are increasing year by year, but the numbers are drastically lower compared to the total number of applicants and matriculants. The symposium purpose is to implement and share an action plan to encourage increasing diversity within the medical field. It is geared to educate physicians, executives, and student leaders of color on how they can help resolve this crisis through mentorship and representation. Prospectively, we hope this acts as a gateway to future events that target other issues in medicine that stem from gender or racial inequality. 

Message from Emily:

“Never limit what you can accomplish. If it hasn’t been done before, be the first and grab the opportunities that come your way fearlessly. I thank God for answering my prayers, guiding my character, and opening doors. There is great power in prayer, and it’s God who makes it happen and strengthens me to be at my full potential. I also thank the Drew Scholars program for sharing this opportunity with me. If it weren’t for Drew, I would’ve not known about this opportunity nor would I have applied.”

Keep up the outstanding work, Emily!

 

Emily Washington standing outside of AOA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Experience Spotlight: Paige Sims
Drew Homecoming Tailgate
Drew Homecoming Tailgate

ARE YOU READY FOR THE DREW SCHOLARS INDIANA vs. MSU TAILGATE?

Wear your team jersey or Drew apparel and come make memories around the grill! We can't wait to see all of our alumni, faculty, staff and scholars. The tailgate will take place behind Rather Hall in the Brody Neighborhood! See you there! 

 

RSVP through October 19th by emailing NatSci.DrewScholars@msu.edu

Date: October 21, 2017

Starting Time: 1pm

Location: Rather Hall, 995 N Brody Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825

 

September 2017 Spotlight: Incoming Freshman
September 2017 Spotlight: Incoming Freshman
April 2017 Alumni Spotlight: Dom Edwards
April 2017 Alumni Spotlight: Dom Edwards
April 2017 Student Spotlight: Brittany N. Lane
April 2017: Brittany N. Lane
Drew Scholars Honors 2016 Graduates
Drew Scholars Honors 2016 Graduates

The graduating Class of 2016 was honored in a dinner on Thursday, April 28 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.

Dean's Research Scholar 2016-17
Dean's Research Scholar 2016-17

Dominique Garrison ('17) was choosen as a Dean's Research Scholar for the 2016 - 17 academic year.

Drew Scholars Present at UURAF 2016
March 2016: Austin Whitted and William Davie

These scholars are spotlighted because of their research presentations at the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 2016 Research Symposium on February 23 in Washington, D.C. Information on their independent projects follows. 

February 2016: Mercedes Serratos & Odilichukwu Onwudiwe
February 2016: Mercedes Serratos & Odilichukwu Onwudiwe

This month's spotlight features two major players in Rather Hall government.

REPID Selects Seven Drew Scholars!
Spartans Did... Drew Scholars Summer Expo 2015
Spartans Did... Drew Scholars Summer Expo 2015

On Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 4-6 pm Drew Scholars will be hosting our first annual Drew Scholars Expo in 134 Brody. This is an event aimed to build community, increase awareness of summer activities and promote extracurricular involvement among students through sharing experiences.

**Mandatory attendance for students in NSC 100 and NSC 200**
 

Drew Scholars Fall Open House
Drew Scholars Fall Open House
2015 Mid-SURE Participants

Mid-SURE 2015 took place on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the Breslin Center from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  This year, 15 Drew Scholars were participating.

Dr. Caldwell Goes to China
Dr. Caldwell Goes to China

In conjunction with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Caldwell secured a grant from Coca-Cola for a China Study Abroad Program in Culture, Science, Sustainability & Entrepreneurship.

Dean's Research Scholars Includes a Drew Scholar!
Dean's Research Scholars Includes a Drew Scholar!

Lazarius Miller ('16) was choosen as a Dean's Research Scholar for the 2015 - 16 academic year.

Drew Scholars Salutes the Class of 2015
Drew Scholars Salutes the Class of 2015

The Drew Scholars Class of 2015 was honored in style.