Category: Alumni

A Blast From the Past!

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Ah, 1994.  There was the OJ Simpson trial, Nelson Mandela’s election, the founding of Amazon… and there was UBRP! In the summer of 1994, UBRP students harvested saguaro fruit following Tohono O’odham tradition, explored the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Biosphere

May 5th Seminar: “A Scientist’s Primer on Depression” by Wendy Ingram

On Tuesday, May 5 at 11:00am PST, UA Beckman Scholar alumna Dr. Wendy Ingram is giving our MCB seminar titled “A Scientist’s Primer on Depression.”   Feel free to join us! Zoom link: Speaker Bio: Wendy Marie Ingram, PhD, a UBRP Beckman Scholar,  received

Through the Eyes of a Medical Resident

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When I started my neurology residency in July 2019, I knew intern year was going to be challenging. In addition to navigating patient care, I had to learn to navigate the electronic health record, the maze-like hospital hallways, and the

The Awkward In-Between

As a third-year medical student, the main goal is to absorb as much as you can while on clinical rotation and then come home and study as much as you can before you burn out. It’s not luxurious by any

Lessons Learned in Lockdown: The Impact of COVID-19 on a Health Care System

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What’s it like going to work every day in the health care field during a pandemic? How has providing health care during the middle of a global infectious disease emergency affected you? These are questions that I anticipated one day

“Disparities in Healthcare: Why Your Inclusion in this Discussion is Critical for the Wellbeing of Your Community”

Picture of Oscar Serrano giving the keynote talk at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference

The keynote talk for the 31st Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) Conference was given by UBRP alumnus Dr. Oscar Serrano, Abdominal Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon at Hartford Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School

Six Ways for UBRP Alumni to Stay Connected

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Calling all UBRP alumni!  Here are six different ways to stay connected with UBRP, ranging from simply updating us on what you’re doing now, to volunteering as a career panelist, to joining UBRP’s LinkedIn Group. Check out the many options

Alumnus Oscar Serrano, MD to Give Keynote Talk at 31st Annual UBRP Conference

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Dr. Oscar Serrano, MD will give the keynote talk at the 31st Annual UBRP Conference on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street), Room N120 on the

Alumni Highlight: Nathaniel May

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My name is Nathaniel and I participated in UBRP during the summer of 2011 in the lab of Dr. Lukas and Dr. Whiteaker at the Barrow Neurological Institute. I then continued with UBRP during the school year in the lab

Enjoy the journey, one day at a time

Picture of Matthew Chaung at 2018 White Coat Ceremony

Hi there! My name is Matthew Chaung and I am going to be a second-year medical student (MS2) at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson this coming fall. For me, the Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) was one of the most