Honors & Awards:
Requires 100 hours of extra structured didactics, observation, teaching and medical education scholarship during residency.
Helped students with dissection and identification of structures, edited reference materials, answered and compiled questions, and proctored practical exams.
Assisted in teaching techniques for taking a history and completing a physical exam.
Oriented students to the format of medical presentations, listened to student presentations and provided feedback.
Handled all financial oversight for a non-profit organization with three federal grants and over a million dollar budget. Handled payroll, personnel files, benefits, invoicing and bill payment, audits, annual and monthly budgets, took minutes and completed editing.
Consulted clients on endurance, strength, weight loss and gain, nutrition, flexibility and stress management while working independently as an artist.
Assisted with a project surveying and analyzing patient perceptions on medication risk, and the effect of adding 2 different visual illustrations of the information.
Assisted with data analysis on a project hypothesizing that peripheral B cell selection is relaxed in systemic lupus erythematosus and that we will see increases in the frequency and diversity of clonal B cell populations with increasing disease duration.
Worked 2 days per week on analysis for a project investigating the impact of genome-wide, array-based testing for children and families, resulting in publication.
Worked 3 days per week on a study of Anacetrapib, an investigational CETP inhibitor designed to lower LDL cholesterol. Recruited, screened and saw patients and helped process samples.
Cozmuta R, Wilhelms E, Cornell D, Nolte J, Reyna V, Fraenkel L. The Influence of Explanatory Images on Risk Perceptions and Treatment Preference. Arthritis Care & Research. January 2018
Reiff M, Bernhardt BA, Mulchandani S, Soucier D, Cornell D, Pyeritz RE, Spinner NB. ‘What does it mean?’ Uncertainties in Understanding Results of Chromosomal Microarray Testing. Genetics in Medicine. February 2012
Planned events to promote student awareness and involvement in the Medical Genetics community - including panels, talks and dinners. Wrote a newsletter and website to disperse information on events and genetics in the news. Paired students with mentors.
Attended events regularly at various locations throughout Philadelphia to provide free HIV testing and counseling.
Helped provide access to care for Philadelphia’s underserved population. Returned to UC Clinic as an upperclassmen mentor in 2014.
Helped recruit for blood donations and spread the word about Penn’s donation center.
Volunteered one day per week in Labor and Delivery, the OR and the PACU. Observed procedures, restocked supplies, sanitized rooms, and assisted patients and nurses.
Figurative art, meditation, violin, hiking