Summer Experience Spotlight: Brione Griffin

It is with great excitement, to introduce our Summer Scholar Spotlight, Brione Griffin.

This past summer, Drew Scholar, Brione Griffin completed a research program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She participated in the Research and Education for the Advancement of Compassionate Healthcare (REACH) program where she worked with Dr. Rashid Bashir. Her research focused on multiplexing protein analysis in order to develop a point of care device that detects biomarkers for sepsis. On top of completing research, she had the opportunity to shadow several doctors at the Carle Foundation Hospital as well as sit in on a couple of surgeries. At the end of the summer, she was able to present my research at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium. It was a very rewarding summer and she had an article written about her by the I-STEM coalition at U of I!

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“When I was younger, my cousin was in a car accident, and I remember being at the hospital and people being concerned about whether she'd make it or not and just watching the doctors and how hard and how diligent they were working with her. And it just made me feel like this is something that I would want to do. And I've always just had a passion for helping people, so I feel like the medical route [would help me do that]. I never knew what kind of doctor I wanted to be, but I just knew I wanted to be a doctor—be a doctor and help people out.”