UNIVERSITY PANELISTS

 
 
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Polyana De-Oliviera

Polyana is in her final year of a Bachelors of Public Health at the University of Waterloo. Her interests and experience include mental health, global health and program evaluation. Moving forward, she aspires to contribute to the health field by working to improve the health of marginalized communities through program development and primary care.

 
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Meaghan Davey

Meaghan received her BSc in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo in 2012. She then obtained her MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University in 2014. Her thesis entitled “Risk Scores for Predicting Mortality in Flail Chest” was published by the Annals of thoracic surgery in 2015 and has since begun development into a web-based calculator by the pmidCALC organization for worldwide use. Meaghan attended the Physician Assistant Program at McMaster University in 2016 but switched out in her second year for an opportunity as a data analyst on several innovative projects including the Neighbourhood Team Development Program under the supervision of Dr. Veronique Boscart. Meaghan plans on pursuing further clinical education by attending the compressed time-frame nursing program in September at Western University.

 
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John Kim

John came to University of Waterloo for his undergraduate studies as a Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) student. He is currently a first-year Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the UW School of Pharmacy. In addition to being a pharmacy student, he continues to pursue his passion for research through working with Dr. Niels Bols in the Department of Biology where he specializes in toxicology.

 
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Helen Schreyer

Helen is a first year student at Western University in London, ON where she currently lives in residence and has signed a lease for the upcoming year. She is a part of the UWO choir and Power to Change Executive, and is in the Medical Science and Scholar's Electives program. Helen had the privilege of travelling to Nicaragua with the Scholar's class over the past reading week, and is looking forward to more international opportunities in the coming years. She will be working in oncology research at the Victoria Hospital this summer and doing research in Western's HIV lab during the next school year. She is excited to be at Project Pulse and willing to answer any random or not-so-random question you might have