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Zainab Abdul-Rahim
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Zainab graduated from Harvard University with honors.  There she dedicated herself to various mentoring and teaching programs in low income neighborhoods.  As a research coordinator she studied diabetes prevention and women’s health, authoring two papers.  At UMASS, she focused on working with vulnerable populations and reducing barriers to health care.

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Rebecca Chohlas-Wood
University of Washington Medical School

Rebecca graduated from Grinnell College.  At UW, she was a coordinator at Casa Latina, a community health volunteer in Kenya and conducted primary care field assessments in Nicaragua.  Among her leadership roles in medical school, Rebecca served as an Officer for Alliance for Equal Representation in Medicine.  She is interested in Global Health and committed to improving health care among urban underserved populations.

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Thomas Couri
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Tom graduated from Northwestern University and studied at the Modern Standard Arabic program at the Qasid Institute of Arabic Language in Jordan.  At Pritzker, Tom has held numerous leadership positions in the free clinics, as a SERVE fellow, as a TA in pathophysiology, and as a peer mentor.  He studied the impact of student service projects on prior participants’ education and career choices.

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Robert Sanchez
University of Chicago Pritkzer School of Medicine

After completing his undergraduate degree at Yale, Robert worked as a Hispanic Caucus Public Policy fellow for Senators Obama and Kennedy in Washington, DC and a health policy analyst for La Raza.  At Pritzker, Robert served in several leadership positions including the Latin Medical Student’s Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, on the Pritzker admissions committee and the Community Health Center.  Robert received an honorable mention for his work involving shared decision making among Latino patients with diabetes.