COVID Corps Biomedical Research Internship Program: 2020 Cohort

2020 Cohort Summary

We are pleased to announce our inaugural 2020 cohort of the MGH COVID Corps Biomedical Research Internship Program. We have selected 22 exceptional interns from a pool of 238 applications received in a rolling application period of 6 days. 100% of our cohort are from groups historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.86. 

  • 16 are female, non-binary, questioning, or transgender.

  • 18 are first-generation university students.

  • 13 are immigrants or new Americans.

  • 8 are Black or African-American; 4 are Hispanic or Latinx; 9 are Asian.

Meet Our 2020 Cohort

 

Aderinsola "Sola" Aderonmu

Drexel College of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH

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Phoebe Ato

Boston University

Biomedical Engineering

Class of 2021

Mentor: Long Nguyen, MD, MS

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Huel "Trey" Cox

Boston College

Biochemistry

Class of 2023

Mentor: Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc

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Isabella Garza

Boston University

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Class of 2022

Mentor: Laura Petrillo, MD

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Yining "Ning" Hua

Smith College

Computer Science

Class of 2021

Mentor: Jennifer Haas, MD

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Faith Koroma-Coker

University of Massachusetts Boston

Nursing

Class of 2021

Mentors: Nancy Rigotti, MD, and Joanna Streck, PhD

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Katherine Leung

Boston University

Health Science

Class of 2021

Mentor: Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, and Tamra Keeney, PhD

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Munashe Machoko

Bates College

Biochemistry

Class of 2021

Mentor: Amit Joshi, MBBS, PhD

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Paolo Ramirez

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ken Shelton, MD

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Sarah Shirley

Harvard College

Bioengineering

Class of 2023

Mentor: Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

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Caroline Smith

Tufts University

Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Class of 2020

Mentors: Matt Tobey, MD, MPH, and Stephanie Sun, MD

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Maame Amoako

Northeastern University

Health Sciences & Global Health

Class of 2021

Mentors: Elaine Yu, MD, MMSc, and Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

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Kylee Carden

MIT

Physics

Class of 2023

Mentor: Katrina Armstrong, MD

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Kenechukwu "Kenny" Egbuonu

MIT

Biology

Class of 2021

Mentors: Caitlin Dugdale, MD, and Emily Hyle, MD, MSc

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Amanda Gong

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH

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Meghna Iyer

Northeastern University

Health Sciences and Public Health

Class of 2022

Mentor: Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

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Jennifer Le

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Microbiology

Class of 2021

Mentor: Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

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Joanna Lin

Bowdoin University

Neuroscience and Math

Class of 2022

Mentor: Alisa Manning, PhD

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Daniel Marte

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Ryan Sullivan, MD

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Valeria Robayo

MIT

Management

Class of 2023

Mentor: Karen Sepucha, PhD

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Carlton "Garrett" Smith

Morehouse School of Medicine

MD Candidate

Class of 2023

Mentor: Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD

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Reem Sulieman

Boston College

Biology

Class of 2023

Mentors: Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc, and Sara Cromer, MD

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Meet Our 2020 Mentors

 

Katrina Armstrong, MD

Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, MGH

Jackson Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Stephen Bartels, MD, MS

Director, Mongan Institute

James J. and Jean H. Mongan Chair of Health Policy and Community Health

Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

Senior Scientist, MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA)

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

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Caitlin Dugdale, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Emily Hyle, MD, MS

Inaugural Jerome and Celia Reich Endowed Scholar in HIV/AIDS Research, MGH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Alisa Manning, PhD

Assistant Investigator, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associated Scientist, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute

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Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, MGH

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Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Unit, MGH

Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH

Director, Center for Aging and Serious Illness

Director of Research, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, MGH

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Ken Shelton, MD

Medical Director, Mass General Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Intensive Care Unit

Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

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Ryan Sullivan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Matthew Tobey, MD, MPH

Fellowship Director, Rural Health Leadership Fellowship, MGH

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Erica Warner, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Elaine Yu, MD, MMSc

Director, MGH Bone Density Center

Clinical Researcher and Endocrinologist, MGH Endocrine Unit

Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH

Director, Multicultural Affairs, MGH Department of Medicine

Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Sara Cromer, MD

Clinical and Research Fellow, Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Jennifer Haas, MD

Director, Center for Primary Care Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

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Amit Joshi, MBBS, PhD

Instructor in Investigation, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Peter Moschovis, MD, MPH

Instructor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Laura Petrillo, MD

Assistant in Medicine, MGH Division of Palliative Care and Geriatrics

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Nancy Rigotti, MD

Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, MGH

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Karen Sepucha, PhD

Director, Health Decision Sciences Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Joanna Streck, PhD

Clinical Fellow in Psychology, MGH/HMS

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Stephanie Sun, MD, MS

Faculty and Fellow, Rural Health Leadership Fellowship, MGH

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Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member, Clinical Epidemiology Research Program, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, MGH

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Deborah Wexler, MD, MSc

Associate Clinical Chief, MGH Diabetes Unit

Clinical Director, MGH Diabetes Center

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Program Leadership

 

Andrew Chan, MD, MPH

Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

Director of Cancer Epidemiology, MGH Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH

Director, Disparities Solutions Center, Mongan Institute, MGH

Administrative Director, Mongan Institute, MGH

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Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Assistant in Medicine/ Gastroenterology, MGH

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Mongan Institute, MGH

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Alice Oh

Administrative Coordinator, Mongan Institute, MGH

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