NNMC & NM-INBRE Student Selected for National Biomedical Fellowship

Northern New Mexico College senior, Evelyn Juarez was named as one of ten students in the nation to receive the 2020 Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) and participate in a fellowship program with the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Juarez, who worked closely with INBRE investigator Dr. Torres, is pursuing a degree in Biology at Northern with a health sciences concentration., She is the only New Mexican to be selected for the program this year out of 560 nationwide applicants. The ARCHES program aims to help students who are interested in medical studies and are committed to advancing opportunities for underserved populations to bolster their future careers.

Last summer, Juarez participated in a six-week virtual enrichment program during which she conducted research, attended informational sessions, and was mentored by physicians, deans, medical students, and Georgetown faculty and staff.

Juarez learned of the ARCHES opportunity from Dr. Sushmita Nandy, who has also worked with INBRE encouraged her to apply. This year, Juarez conducted research under the mentorship of Dr. David Torres studying the movement of T-cells through different types of tissue.

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