Arana, Stephanie Stephanie Arana
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service
In her undergraduate years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Stephanie Arana successfully integrated community service and nano-polymer research for Type I Diabetes treatment. She founded the Body, Mind and Spirit Run 5K to raise money $2,000 for an organization called Salud y Paz located in Guatemala. She began to volunteer for M-POWER Ministries which provided healthcare to the economically challenged and later worked as a Regional Coordinator for AmeriCorp-Impact Alabama. Now a first-year medical student, she continues to be involved in the Family Medicine SAACOFP Chapter by providing healthcare to the homeless and underinsured at the Samaritan Clinic.
Chukwu, Chika Chika Chukwu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service
Chika Chukwu, a first-year student in dual degree program for medicine and business, desires to affect a positive sociopolitical and economical change on humanity. At every level of her education Chika has sought to balance the responsibilities of academia with her duty to be a good citizen and implement community initiatives that serve disadvantaged populations. Since becoming a medical student, Chika has served on the executive board of several organizations. She relishes in the opportunity to expand her skill set and to make a real and lasting difference in a health care community similar to her own but geographically distinct.
Darisaw, Wayne Wayne Darisaw
Morehouse School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service
Wayne Darisaw, a first-year medical student at Morehouse School of Medicine, is from a small town in rural East Georgia. Growing up in a medically underserved population has motivated him to pursue a career in the Primary Care field. During his undergraduate career, he participated in various community service activities such as, Habitat for Humanity, Trees of Atlanta, the Adopt a Grandparent program, as well as performed bench research in the field of HIV protease crystallography. Morehouse School of Medicine’s dedication to serve the underserved attracted him to their institution and in the future he plans to provide healthcare in medically underserved areas.
Egbosiuba, Maureen 1 Maureen Egbosiuba
Morehouse School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Near North Health Service
Maureen Egbosiuba is a first-year medical student dedicated to uplifting underserved communities, especially, underserved youths. During her undergraduate career, she mentored the youth in various organizations including one focused issues specific for Nigerian youth. She is especially proud of the impact she has had in this organization because she recognizes the self-identity issues faced by Nigerian youths in America. Maureen continues to be involved in the community by volunteering her time to free health clinics such as the Heal Clinic, health fairs and serving as the community service co-chair for the Student National Medical Association chapter at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Price, Antoinette Antoinette Price
University of Illinois College of Medicine
PCLP Site: Heartland Health Centers
Antoinette is a first-year medical student with a passion of working hands-on in the community. While completing her Masters of Public Health, Antoinette developed an HIV/AIDS curriculum for homeless and formerly homeless women in the city of Chicago. For this work, she received the 4th Annual Student Research Forum Award. Since then, she has worked as the health care coordinator, helping women work towards their wellness goals. She has lead multiple outreach initiatives on Chicago’s West side with the goal of providing safer sex education, testing resources and safer sex kits. Currently, Antoinette serves as a leader at her local Student National Medical Association chapter.
Robinson, Iyesha Iyesha Robinson
University of Illinois College of Medicine
PCLP Site: Howard Brown Health Center
A first-year medical student, Iyesha Robinson has a history of community service. During her undergraduate career, served as the community service chair in African Americans in Health and the Black Student Assembly. Currently, Iyesha serves as the Co-Community Service Chair of her medical school’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association, and she continues to be involved in the community through Shiloh SDA health clinics, Christmas toy drives, and speaking to high school students to motivate them to enter the medical field.
Saghir, Sara Scholar PCLP Sara Saghir
The George Washington University
PCLP Site: Howard Brown Health Center
A returning GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program Scholar, Sara has created a research proposal on sex trafficking and hopes to create educational seminars to help future health care providers in recognizing a victim. During her time in PCLP (2015), her project titled: Improving the Process: Rochester’s Refugee Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Patients. She created a referral card that acted as a visual aid for deaf and hard-of-hearing refugee patients. It was accepted to present at the 2015 Community Health Institute & Expo. Sara wants to continue to serve the underserved population of Washington, D.C. as a primary care provider and educator.
Williams, Kelsey 1 Kelsey Williams
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
PCLP Site: Heartland Health Centers
Kelsey Williams is a longtime leader as a community advocate. Her accomplishments include helping organize a resale store to supports children who are victims of abuse and neglect, providing afterschool tutoring and mentorship to young African-American children, and helping consolidate child car seat data to assist in potential legislation to keep children safe. In her undergraduate career, she lead countless service projects as a Service Saturday Site Leader. In her first year medical school, she aspires to focus her servitude and make a more meaningful impact by gathering invaluable knowledge regarding community health centers and leadership in medicine from the PLCP Program.