Rimsha Afzal

Rimsha is a MA student at Duke University studying Bioethics and Science Policy Program with a focus on mental health policy. She graduated from Meredith College in 2015 with a dual major in Biological Sciences and Theatre Arts. After graduation, she traveled to London to work as as a research intern at King’s College, Department of Hematology. Soon after, she began working as a Clinical Research Specialist at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development on the Phase II efficacy trial testing the cognitive effects umbilical cord stem cell blood has children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She hopes to attend medical school with aspirations to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

She is so elated about the opportunity to work with CPC/Columbia University and University of Indonesia. This summer, she will be working on a science communication focus practicum assisting with a retrospective analysis of PUSKAPA’s decade worth of hard work.

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