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Lauren Feld is a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, as part of the Humanities in Medicine program. She plans to pursue gastroenterology fellowship and become a transplant hepatologist. Her research has focused on access to care for underserved patients, supporting caregivers during the liver transplant process, and physician and trainee wellbeing. She grew up in Seattle, and enjoys hiking, climbing and travel.
Dr. Ian Fanoga Frani graduated with a nursing and a medicine degree at University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2007 and 2012, respectively, and recently finished his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine. He was a previous Managing and Layout Editor of MEDICS The Official Medical Publication of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is currently doing his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center - Tufts University in Boston, focusing on Antibiotic Stewardship and Transplant Infectious Disease.
Alex Spacht is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests are in quality improvement, care of older adults and access to care for the medically underserved. Prior to medical school she worked in clinic operations optimization as a public sector consultant for the public hospital system in Chicago, which prompted her career change to medicine. Alex graduated from University of Chicago in 2012 and completed her post-baccalaureate education at Bryn Mawr College. Alex grew up in New Hampshire and enjoys hiking, painting, and running with her dog.
Jessica Luc is a fourth year medical student with a passion for medicine and research mixed in with an interest in humanism in medicine and medical education. Exploring the field of academia, she has done research in three labs in three different fields, with over 20 publications spanning basic science, translational, clinical and educational research. She has been named a Top 30 under 30 in Alberta, graduated with the highest final exam marks and have been awarded full tuition scholarships to fund her university education. In her spare time, she enjoys playing musical instruments (the trumpet and piano), 3D printing, indoor soccer, and am part of an interdisciplinary team that has constructed a nanosatellite launched into space by NASA spring 2017 to conduct space research. She has also been working with a medical makers community, which has since produced the first solar powered mobile 3D printer, 3D printable surgical instruments and 3D printable medical supplies that have been used by NASA in space. She is the host of a Humanism in Medicine Film Festival, established a temporary boutique store for homeless youth and hosted a Fashion Show of All Sizes as a campaign for eating disorder prevention. She has also been collaborating on a nation-wide medical student position statement that has been passed by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students and has introduced a formal organ donation curriculum to medical schools across Canada in 2017. Jessica Luc looks forward to continuing her journey dedicated to research, innovation, technology, education and social development.