NEI Summer Intern Program 2015

The 2015 Class of NEI Summer Interns: Front row (left to right): Weeam Algheraibi, Juliet Hartford, Rebecca Xi, Kirubel Belay, Christina Stevens, Adrianna Lee, Clare McLaughlin, Amanda Ray, Jenny Yoon, Shaimar Gonzalez Morales, Sonia Chen. Second row: Ali Allahdina, Mohammad Yazdanie, Jose Salazar, Lauren Killingsworth, Angela Zhou, Danielle Horridge, Lena Bakalian, Laken Shumate, Margaret Starostik. Sarah Chwiki, Xiaoyu Cai. Back row: Huyin Dong, Iain Forrest, Jerry Mi, Jackson Gao, Brianna Stroud-Williams, Alexandra Pietraszkiewicz, Siqi Chen, Anesu Nyawata, Eric Kudiwu, Laura Keehan, Melissa Lester, Kaifa Boyce, Dahlia Wilson, Caitlyn McCafferty, Sohee Shim

Forty-three summer interns and special volunteers conducted research at the NEI during the summer of 2015, working on a variety of different topics in ophthalmology and vision research. These students, from high schools and universities around the country, spent eight to twelve weeks working in labs across the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD, and the NIH Twinbrook Campus in Rockville, MD.

The Diversity In Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) summer program, sponsored by the NEI Office of the Director, celebrated its fifth anniversary with another twelve African-American and Latino students interested in pursuing scientific or medical careers.

In addition to their scientific work, interns visited the NEI Eye Clinic and participated in the Summer Intern Journal Club on Topics in Vision Research and Responsible Conduct of Research training. Additionally, interns had the opportunity in career development workshops and scientific talks organized by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education

2015 Summer Interns

2015 NIH Summer Poster Day Participants

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. HHS, NIH, and NEI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last updated: July 29, 2019