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Freddy T Nguyen, MD, PhD is pursuing a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Nguyen completed his MD-PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Chemistry on the development of Optical Coherence Tomography and contrast agents for the assessment of breast cancer tumor margins and axillary lymph nodes. He was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Department of Defense's Congressional Directed Medical Research Program in Breast Cancer. Dr. Nguyen's research interests have always been at the intersection of biomedical optics and medicine during his time at Rice University, MIT, and University of Illinois. Dr. Nguyen is the founder of the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) and has been a long-time supporter and advocate of the physician-scientist trainee and pathway. He has served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors for a number of years and is currently Chair Emeritus of APSA. He has served in a number of national leadership roles representing physician-scientist trainees nationally and internationally. In recognition for his efforts, he was awarded APSA's Director's Award by the American Physician Scientists Association, American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Association of American Physicians. He has represented fellow trainees by serving in a number of leadership roles such as the Associate Member Council of the American Association for Cancer Research, Council of Student Members of the American College of Physicians, and the Association of Professors of Medicine's Physician-Scientist Initiative. In recognition of his leadership, he received the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award. In his spare time, he volunteers his time for his alma mater, Rice University, having previously served the Association of Rice Alumni's Board of Directors and currently serves as President of Rice Alumni in Medicine.
Dania Daye, MD, PhD completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently pursuing radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, precision medicine and innovative care delivery models. Dr. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association and currently serves on the board of directors.