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Gus White

Title of Program: Translational Medicine and Health Policy

E-mail Address: awhite85@vols.utk.edu    

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN

Year: Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

Description of Program: My program aims to study and apply the translational framework of biomedical and clinical research, with an eye for health policy and administration. By better structuring the "links" that allow basic science discoveries to be translated into beneficial medical treatments and effective practice guidelines. The hope is to decrease waste in resources and spur collaboration amongst multidisciplinary teams and innovation treatments

Departmental Emphases: BCMB, POLS, COSC

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerome Baudry

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): I plan to attend medical school (specializing in Pediatric Oncology) as well as obtain either an MPP or JD, then practice medicine for several years before moving into the policy aspect of healthcare administration.

Other Academic Interests: Philosophy and ethics

Research Experiences or Internships: Research Assistant at ORNL for summer of 2015 at the lab of Dr. Baudry, creating a small molecule database of the 44 most prevelant proteins in the body.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Student Government Association, Issues Committee (Central Program Council), Model UN, VOLCatholic, music, golf, baseball, basketball, volunteering.

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