Clinical Research Internship

Program Description

The Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program Clinical Research Internship (CRI) was created to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive introduction into the breadth and application of clinical research. Our goal is to cultivate the next generation of research scholars and physicians to eliminate health disparities and increase health equity.

Program Leadership

  • Keona Wynne – Founder and Director
  • Lauren Payne, MD, MS – Faculty Advisor

Research Mentors

CRI Students

Brielle Hentz
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Research Mentor: Dr. Lauren Payne
Research Topic: Increasing Education Among Underserved Communities about Common Dermatologic Conditions
Health Literacy Handout: Eczema

 

Emanuel Demissie
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Prince Geeorge’s County, MD
Research Mentor: Dr. Yasar Yaghi
Research Topic: Movement Disorders

 

 

Emmanuel Ike
2017 Graduate of Howard University
Hometown: Prince George’s County, MD
Research Mentor: Dr. Paola Pergami
Research Topic: Robotic Rehabilitation System (PedBot)
Health Literacy Handout: You Are What You Eat

 

 

Lundyn Davis
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Research Mentor: Dr. Paola Pergami
Research Topic: Pediatric Stroke Education

 

 

Tamea Williams
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Research Mentor: Dr. Deliya Wesley
Research Topic: Impact of Social Support in Diabetes

 

 

Valarie Ogwo
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Houston, TX
Research Mentor: Dr. Paola Pergami
Research Topic: Pediatric Stroke Education
Health Literacy Handout: Pediatric Stroke

 

 

Victoria Nguyen
Junior at Howard University
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Research Mentor: Dr. Paola Pergami
Research Topic: Pediatric Stroke Chart Review