Because of your generous donations, we were able to hire two interns for the summer of 2019. In July 2019 we launched our Summer Internship Program for PCA Research and we received a large number of spectacular applications. We awarded the internship to two CU medical students, Stephanie Serva and Vishal Krishnan. They attended a support group meeting, visited with patients outside of clinics, and collected and analyzed data for the Colorado PCA BioBank and Registry study. They submitted an abstract to the International Neuropsychological Society 2020 Annual Meeting titled “Patient Characteristics from the Colorado Posterior Cortical Atrophy BioRegistry” and we just learned that their abstract has been accepted. They will present their findings in early 2020.
Stephanie Serva is a rising second-year medical student at the University of Colorado. She was born in Connecticut where she grew up with her parents, younger brother, and lots of dogs! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University in 2016 and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Medical Science at Boston University in 2018. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hiking, yoga, and exploring new restaurants.
Vishal Krishnan is currently a first-year medical student who aspires to be a physician who makes an impact both in the clinic and in his community. He went to college at Washington University in St. Louis and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience. He has a keen interest in medical research, partaking in neurological research related to Alzheimer’s disease as an undergraduate. He is of Indian Ancestry, was born in Houston, raised in Singapore, and has been based in Colorado for the past 14 years.