Biological sciences alum left a lasting impact on campus
Dr. Heather Gietzen, CLAS ’98, earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Wayne State before going on to earn her doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a master of science in orthodontics at U-M. She now has a successful orthodontic practice in Lowell, Michigan, where she is also very involved in her community. Gietzen, whose maiden name is Zablocki, admits that she was reluctant to apply to Wayne State at first.
Psych student presents research in Detroit and beyond
While many Wayne State students have the opportunity to share research, Jasmine Hect was able to share hers across the world. Hect, a pre-med psychology major, recently traveled to Vienna, Austria, to present her research on maternal prenatal stress programming and fetal neuroconnectivity conducted at Wayne State.
Abbass Berjaoui helping Detroit overcome health disparities
Abbass Berjaoui, a second-year student pursuing a bachelor’s in biology, is no stranger to the consequences of health disparities. It’s the reason he was compelled to create MedEq: Medical Equity at Wayne State. MedEq is a nonprofit student organization that aims to reduce health disparities and promote equity in the health care system.
Q&A with Mukund Mohan
Mukund Mohan, an economics major with a passion for public health issues, is on a mission to "change the world.” A pre-med student and public health minor, Mukund is currently researching how to improve heart disease outcomes at Wayne State’s Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). We sat down with him to discuss his undergraduate research and WSU experience.
Tevin Monroe - Warrior at heart
Wayne State students, professors, faculty and even the community recognize the friendly face of Tevin Monroe. With a passion to see everyone as more than just another face, Monroe advocates his beliefs to love everybody for who they are, not who they appear to be.
Biology student spends summer researching on Belle Isle
The Wayne State University rising sophomore specializes in muck these days. Walker is a research assistant in WSU School of Medicine professor Dr. Jeffery Ram’s aquatic research lab, located in Belle Isle’s historic aquarium. It’s here that he'll spend much of his summer, wading through the lakes and lagoons of Detroit’s island park, searching for new samples of water mites to poke and prod.