Congratulations to Lauren Wainman, August 2016 graduate of the Health Care Genetics Program. Lauren was voted runner up for the Graduate Student Intern of the Year by the University and will be recognized by the Center for Career Development alongside her internship mentor Dr. Gregory Tsongalis at a Breakfast on Wednesday February 1, 2017. Furthermore, Lauren was nominated by The Center for Career Development (CCD) to represent her internship experience at the 2017 Internship Expo January 30, 2017. The CCD felt that Lauren held an exceptional internship this past year and made a positive impact on the researchers at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and will be showcased at this event.
Lauren’s primary task at her internship was to conduct biostatistical analysis of diagnostic test and research data collected. Her analyses indicated specific microRNA expression levels in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) patients were significant prognostic indicators of when a patient would require medical treatment.