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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.
Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He graduated from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and international health politics. He has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, with many vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His research has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, NPR, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, STAT News, and Journal of Global Health. His first book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow.