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WMHRP Former Undergraduate Trainees

2016 Graduates

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Aleksa Anderson

Aleksa graduated with from the Honors College with a B.S. in Neuroscience. She plans on attending medical school next year and has an interest in global health and Doctors Without Borders. Aleksa joined the Women's Mental Health Research Program in 2014 due to her interest in the interconnection between mechanisms in the brain and behavior.

Aleksa completed a capstone project entitled: “Personality and the Stress Response in HIV-infected Men.” She presented her research at the UIC 2016 Student Research Forum.

 
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Maryan Arrieta

Maryan graduated with a B.S. in Nursing and hopes to work in a neonatal intensive care unit or a pediatric intensive care unit. She intends to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice and become a nurse practitioner in one of those fields. Maryan chose to join the Women's Mental Health Research Program because she wants to be part of a cause that helps identify women at risk for perinatal mental health disorders so that they may seek treatment and prevent adverse outcomes of their baby's health.

Maryan completed a capstone project entitled: “Comparison of Culture-Bound Depressive Symptoms in Pregnant Women of Racial/Ethnic Minorities”. She presented her research at the UIC 2016 Student Research Forum.

 
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Berenitze Balladares

Bere graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She plans on going to medical school in the future and becoming a family doctor or oncologist. Bere chose to volunteer in the Women's Mental Health Research Program because of her interest in perinatal mental health care issues and her desire to have direct interaction with patients.

 

 
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Preet Dhillon

Preet graduated from the Honors College with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She plans to attend medical school next year and pursue a career in medicine. She joined the Women's Mental Health Research Program in 2014 due to her interest in expanding her knowledge about women's mental health issues and desire to conduct research within the UIC population.

Preet completed a capstone project entitled “The Effects of Low Dose Hydrocortisone on Cardiac Neural Regulation in HIV-Infected Individuals.”

 
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Natalie Weaver

Natalie graduated from the Honors College with a B.S. in Neuroscience. During her time at UIC, Natalie served as the President for the UIC Honors College and was Editor-in-Chief for the College's pre-medical journal, JPHAS. Natalie intends to pursue a career in medicine and research. She joined the lab due to her interest in neurology and healthcare.

Natalie completed a capstone project entitled “Enhancing Perinatal Mental Health: SCID Validation of the Computerized Adaptive Diagnostic Tool for Mental Health Disorders.” She received an Honors College Undergraduate Research Grant to support this project. She presented her research at the UIC 2016 Student Research Forum, as well as the Women’s Health Research Day.

 

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