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Class Liaison, Human Form & Development; Student Representative, First Year Steering Committee.
Treasurer, JMC Student Council; Treasurer, Asian Pacific American
Medical Student Association (APAMSA); Treasurer, American Medical Student
Association (AMSA); and Committee Chair for Medical Education, AMSA.
Member, American Medical Association (AMA); Student Interviewer, JMC Admissions; Tour Guide, Jeff Ambassadors; and
Clown, Clowns for Medicine.
Completed academic requirements necessary to apply to medical school.
Coursework includes: Cell Biology & Biochemistry; Immunology;
Chemistry of the Brain; Organic Chemistry I & II; Organic Chemistry
Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine II; Molecular
Biology & Genetics; Animal Behavior; Health Care Systems; and Comparative Healthcare
Conducted research in both the Pulmonary Imaging Group with Dr.
Richard Schwab, MD and the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory with Dr. Robert
Pignolo, MD, PhD.
Taught MCAT classes for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.
Characterized the upper airway anatomy of patients with sleep apnea.
Used highly specialized image analysis software (VIDA) to quantify and
reconstruct three-dimensional models of soft tissues within the upper
airway from an MRI series.
Published an abstract entitled, “Gender Differences in Normals and
Apneics in the Volume of the Upper Airway and Surrounding Soft Tissue
Structures” in SLEEP and presented the research at the 2005 Associated
Professional Sleep Societies conference.
Devised protocols for the determination of total body fat in normal
and genetically obese mice using series of sagittal and axial MRI images.
Acted as the Research Coordinator for studies of twins. Duties
included scheduling patients for MRI studies and blood draws as well as
walking them through the protocol, monitoring the status of paperwork in
order to make sure it was all completed, and kept track of budget and
patient payment status.
Developed long-term strategic hardware and software plans for the
continuation of lab processes.
Hired and trained technicians in the anatomy and analysis protocols
associated with our studies.
Coordinated a clinical study among five dialysis units, a group of
social workers, and the General Clinical Research Center in order to
determine the relationship between end-stage
renal disease and heart disease.
Identified, consented, and enrolled patients; scheduled blood draws
and EBCT scans; and managed follow-up phone calls.
Improved and updated existing Microsoft Access databases, forms, and
Worked with Incentive Analysts at Schering-Plough
to use Synygy's proprietary incentive compensation software to process
incentive payments for pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Created and managed the incentive plans and
processed monthly incentives for a field force of 100 people.
Maintained the Incentive Compensation Calculations
portion of the processing system developed in Synygy Compensation v. 9.0
for the entire project encompassing nearly 4000 salespeople and $10M in
Performed ad-hoc analyses and modeling for the
client's Incentive Analysts regarding exception cases, projections, and
calculation templates in Excel using multiple functions and macros.
Directed the system and integration test of an
online benefits enrollment system and Plumtree portal for a leading
testing among nearly 100 people from five different client groups and
an independently contracted customer service company.Concurrently tested an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) phone
system to be used as an alternate method to access the benefits
scenarios and scripts to test the systems based on design and
the functionality of SiteMinder system access definitions.
Managed the design, development, testing,
documentation, and migration of the client/server reporting solution
for a human resources data warehouse designed to determine employee
headcount at a top financial services company.Developed over 60 reports in Cognos Impromptu 5.0.Made appropriate changes to the Cognos catalog in order to
improve report functionality.Researched
data quality issues related to data mappings and transformations from
the source systems (PeopleSoft 7.5 and two legacy systems).Created and updated Informatica mappings for the staging and
dimension tables of a star schema.Engaged in the QA and testing processes to validate the
functionality of the mappings.
Trained end-users in the use of employee
portals and data warehouse reporting systems.Led classroom instruction and created documentation based on
specifications and hands-on experience.
Performed as part of a technical solutions team
of 20 consultants to test, debug, and implement a laptop scouting
module linked to a Microsoft Access database capable of displaying,
recording, updating, sending, and synchronizing data with a
centralized database for a professional sports league.
Designed and developed batch and on-line Java
programs including unit test plans using the PwC Consulting system
development methodology. Participated in the system test of on-line
and batch applications. Employed Java, SQL (for ORACLE8 database
access), UNIX fundamentals, and a graphical user interface (GUI) Java
development tool to develop an on-line client/server application.
ATG’s Dynamo in an online e-commerce project involving dynamic
updates of ‘shopping cart’ information, available stock, and price
in undergraduate recruiting activities of all forms: Made
presentations and answered questions at on-campus information
sessions; pre-screened candidates and evaluated resumes at career
fairs; and evaluated candidates during on-site interviews.
Oversaw a staff of approximately 40 undergraduates from across the
country representing 30 institutions (including Penn, Duke, Stanford, CalTech,
Harvard, Northwestern, and Georgetown).
Developed critical marketing, financial, business, and recruiting
strategies to strengthen the organization's position as the eminent
undergraduate research journal.
Installed the infrastructure necessary for long-term growth and
viability including: creating the JYI Bylaws; incorporating to reduce
personal liability; filing for IRS tax code 501(c)(3) tax-exempt,
non-profit status; delineating individual responsibilities by
office/position; and instituting file naming conventions for the
Managed a budget of over $3,500 from multiple sources.
Coordinated financing for Expressions of Asia, a month long
celebration and education of Asian-American culture.
Planned, organized, and set up the "APAMSA Night Market," a
recreation of a Taiwanese-style street fair featuring food, games, henna
tattoos, and demonstrations of Korean drumming, lion dances, martial
arts, Indian dancing.
Founded the student society for the post-baccalaureate pre-health
programs after recognizing a need for students to socialize outside of the
Assembled an Executive Board of motivated individuals with similar
Wrote and received approval from the board for the Mission Statement
Created Director positions for Social Activities, Community Service,
Academic Resources, Career Development, and Public Relations.
Sponsored social events such as happy hours, campus tours, brown bag
lunch discussions, and excursions to Philadelphia-area events in order to
allow students to meet one another and familiarize themselves with Penn
and Philadelphia in general.
Formed a partnership with and served on the Executive Board of the CGS Student Advisory Board, the other
student group in the College of General Studies.
Authored the tour guide manual, trained tour guides, and
coordinated daily tours of the engineering school.
Coordinated the Penn Engineering events for Penn Previews during
which accepted high school seniors are invited back to campus to
attend luncheons, tours, and classes in order to aid their
Interviewed candidates for the position of SEAS Associate Director
of Student Affairs.
Taught an introductory class on the Internet and web page
design during Girl Scouts Technology Day in November, 1999.
Assisted with the planning and organization of the 1999
SWE Corporate Dinner at which corporate representatives and
SWE members shared dinner in order to discuss the roles and
opportunities of women in corporate America.
Identified and enrolled patients
into our studies: Early Identification of Patients with Acute Coronary
Syndrome (ACS), Abdominal Pain, Clinical Utility of the Triage Stroke
Panel, Misoprostol vs. D&C for Treatment of Early Pregnancy Failure (MEPF),
Minor Trauma Recovery, and Domestic Violence.
Processed blood samples by centrifuging tubes and aliquotting serum.
Entered data and
conducted follow-up phone calls for the Abdominal Pain and ACS studies.
image analysis software for a
diagnostic breast tumor imaging device including algorithms to
interpolate data from a 6x6 matrix to 256x256, parse information from
filenames, generate images of blood volume and deoxygenation from the
data matrices, threshold images to remove noise, plot congruence
between two images or regions, and generate statistics of the
a graphical user interface (GUI) to integrate all of the image
analysis algorithms that combined the relevant functions of the four
separate programs that had been used to analyze data sets in the past.
analysis time for an individual data set from an estimated five
minutes to less than 30 seconds, using a Pentium II - 333MHz processor
Identified and consented potential candidates for various clinical
Administered questionnaires to patients dealing with Elder
Abuse/Neglect, Asthma Follow-up Care, Cocaine/Chest Pain,
the National Emergency Airway Registry (NEAR), and PID
Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH).
University of Pennsylvania,
Department of Bioengineering Fluid Mechanics Research and Design Project with Dr. Peter W.
Scherer, MD, PhD
"Thermodilution vs. Dye-Dilution for Cardiac Output Measurement"
Designed and evaluated an apparatus (using a spectrophotometer)
constructed to calculate time-dependent cardiac output from
Examined the accuracy of this dye-dilution method vs. thermodilution
for cardiac output measurements.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering Signal Processing Research and Design Project with Dr.
Mitchell Litt, D.Eng.Sci.
"Variable Frequency Analog ECG Filters"
Researched, designed, constructed and tested analog ECG filters with
varying cutoff frequencies.
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering Research Assistant/LabVIEW Programmer with Dr. Kenneth R.
Foster, PhD, PE
"ECG P-R Interval Analysis Tool Developed in LabVIEW for Clinical
Assisted in the development of a LabVIEW program to analyze the P-R
interval of ECG data in conjunction with physicians at the Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania.
University of Pennsylvania, Materials Science
Department Materials Science Research Project with Dr. William R.
"The Effects of Sterilization Methods on Ultrahigh Molecular Weight
Mechanically tested UHMWPE knee implants sterilized using two
different procedures in order to project their in vivo
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Bioengineering Forensic Analysis Research Project with Dr. Solomon R.
Pollack, PhD "Forensic Analysis of a Tibia Fracture: Mechanical Testing and
Analyzed a tibia fracture from a forensic viewpoint using mechanical
testing of chicken bones and extrapolating the results to a human
Pharmaceutical manufacturing, engineering biotechnology, cell
biology and genetics, genetics lab, and biochemistry with
application to the design, development, and manufacturing of
Tissue engineering and biophysical engineering (polymers and
membranes) directed toward development and production of viable and biocompatible
macromolecules, cells, tissues, and implants.
Four semesters of bioengineering labs in which group work was
emphasized while conducting experiments involving electronic
circuits, fluid mechanics, biomaterials, physical chemistry, and
linear systems theory.
Four semesters of physical chemistry primarily featuring
macroscopic properties of fluids, transport processes (heat, mass,
and momentum), thermodynamics, organic chemistry, and
Five semesters of advanced mathematics including calculus, differential equations,
linear algebra, and engineering statistics, with applications to electrical circuit design and
Linear systems theory and biomedical instrumentation focused on
analysis, design, and improvement of electronic circuitry.
Computational neuroscience/neuroengineering, stressing the
training of neural networks and their application to classification
and problem solving.
The Engineers' Club of
Philadelphia Young Engineer Award is given to the graduating senior in the
School of Engineering and Applied Science based on his or her leadership,
scholarship, personality and technical society activity while at the
The Hugo Otto Wolf
Memorial Prize, founded by Otto C. Wolf in memory of his son, is awarded
to that member of the senior class in each department of the School of
Engineering and Applied Science who, during the senior year, by the
thoroughness and originality of his or her work, meets with the greatest
approval of the professors in charge.
This SoBE Board Member has shown the most dedication
towards the ideals that the society upholds. This person has
not only performed his/her duties thoroughly, he/she has
added invaluable contribution to the Society, the
department, and the engineering school.
Playing Quizzo; playing and watching basketball
and football; maintaining
a quote collection; playing chess,
bridge and poker; watching musicals, listening to college a cappella;
downhill skiing; traveling to exotic lands; cooking; and engaging in spontaneous educated