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Lauren West-Livingston

Matriculated: 2015

Graduate Program: Molecular Medicine and Translational Science


B.A., Spanish Studies
Duke University, 2012

M.S., Biochemistry
UNC Greensboro, 2015

Dr. Sang Jin Lee's lab at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine: I am currently working on a project to engineer a vascular scaffold that has the capability to endothelialize in situ.

Microaggressions in Medical Education: Scenarios. Region IV Student National Medical Association Regional Medical Education Conference. November 2016.

Assessing Cultural Awareness, Unconscious Bias, and Peer-Peer Microaggressions in Medical Education. Skin of Color Society Symposium. March 2017.

Assessing Cultural Awareness, Unconscious Bias, and Peer-Peer Microaggressions in Medical Education. North Carolina Health Alliance for Health Professions Diversity Conference. March 2017.

West, Lauren. "Nutritional manipulation of HIV/AIDS: the effects of ergothioneine and cultural complementary and alternative medicines on HIV." UNC Greensboro Master's Thesis. 2015

Amirehsani, Karen A., Jie Hu, Debra C. Wallace, Zulema A. Silva, Sarah Dick, Lauren N. West-Livingston, and Christina R. Hussami. "US Healthcare Experiences of Hispanic Patients with Diabetes and Family Members: A Qualitative Analysis." Journal of Community Health Nursing 34, no. 3 (2017): 126-135.

Honors and Awards:
R.W. Prichard History of Medicine Award. 2017.

Second Place - Poster Competition at 2017 NC Alliance for Health Professions Diversity Conference. 2017.

First Place - Health Sciences Category for UNC Greensboro Graduate Research and Creativity Expo. 2015.

Professional Society Memberships:
Student National Medical Association.

American Medical Association.

Latino Medical Student Association.

Skin of Color Society.

Interests & Hobbies:
Rap, hip-hop, music production, poetry, drawing, painting, social justice initiatives and community engagement, medical education, STEM education outreach, tutoring and mentoring, interior design, home decor, baking, and cooking.

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