Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence Students

M1

Aaron Renberg
Anisa Haque
Donovan Inniss
Keith Miller
Nilla Majahalme
Sharika Bamezai
Abed Kawakibi
Anthony Rios
Jay Wong
Kourtney Pony
Nima Keyvan
Shreya Verma
Abhishek Bhattacharya
Arushi Mahajan
Jeet Das
Mark-Anthony Lingaya
Nina Maghsoodi
Vahig Gamsarian
Akul Arora
Aurelie Tran
Jiwon Park
Meera Kattapuram
Sarah Raven
Al Muzaurieta
Ben Li
Karena Lin
Nathan Graham
Serena Bidwell
Angela Yim
Chris Reynolds
Kavya Davuluri
Nick Kline
Shannon Jiang

M2

Abbass Bergaoui
Narges Pourmandi
Alanna Shefler
Reid McCallister
Anuj Patel
Ross Michaels
Daniela Gomez Zubieta
Sidney Perkins
Jacob Lowy
Sonali Reddy
Kevin McCawley
Virginia Ju

M3

Brian Fagel
Stephen Hobson
Christopher Connolly
John Thompson
Mark Farha
Michael Saunders
Parker Martin

M4

Abhishek Manjunathan
Jason Kessler
Petrina LeFaire
Alex Miller
Mason Runge
Rishi Das
Allison Powell
Michael Moore
Rosie Henn
Gina Yu
Michael Sessine
Sarah Diamond
Jacob Abou-Hanna
Miranda Ajulufoh
Wes Khan
Jake Claflin
Nithya Vijayakumar
Wesley Huang

Student Insights

Adish Parikh

What sparked your interest to join the I&E pathway?

As an M1, I was interested in the intersection of business, technology, and medicine but I did not have much experience exploring these fields together. The I&E path created a platform that could connect me with the right resources and opportunities to develop this interest into a major passion. It was the catalyst for many of my multidisciplinary experiences in medical school.

What advice do you have for new students joining the I&E pathway?

I would advise incoming path students that “you get whatever you put in.” There is a lot of potential to get connected with robust resources, companies, and advisors unique to the path. The I&E pathway can also help students connect with the greater innovation community at the university to find the right opportunities for whatever their interests are.

Jake Claflin

What do you like about participating in the I&E path?

I like being able to work on creative and innovative projects outside of the standard medical school coursework and having the support to do so. It’s a great way to exercise a different part of your brain.

What advice do you have for new students who want to join this path?

There are so many different ways to participate in the innovation pathway, so you can really get whatever you want out of it. Find a project that you’re passionate about and stick with it.

Taylor Novice

What sparked your interest to join the I&E pathway?

I immediately became interested in the I&E pathway when I listened to the stories of physician innovators who presented at the pathway meeting. There was a surgeon who created a phone application for easier postoperative patient care, and another physician who developed a better method for delivery of a drug. I was inspired by the macroscopic impact these physicians had on patient care, and I wanted to learn skills so that I would be equipped to respond to clinical problems and work in multidisciplinary teams to create effective solutions to those problems.

What advice do you have for new students joining the I&E pathway?

My advice would be to take advantage of the enthusiasm of the pathway faculty and all of the opportunities provided to medical students in the pathway. If something you wish to pursue is not offered, do not be afraid to reach out to faculty to try to make it happen. Dr. Cohen and his team were so responsive when I wanted to do a venture capital internship, and he worked with two other medical students and me to make that summer internship a possibility. Get involved early and use the resources offered to you to get hands on experience in a unique aspect of the healthcare world.

March 12, 2020
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