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Tutor profile: Sierra S.

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Sierra S.
MD Canidate at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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About Sierra

About Sierra
I was recently accepted as an MD candidate to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. I received my bachelor’s degree majoring in Biological Chemistry from Grinnell College. My current medical interests are in oncology, healthcare barriers and social justice

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As part of the women's swim team and women's track and field team, I helped younger teammates with assignments. Additionally, I taught swim lessons for a number of years during high school and throughout college.
Education
Michigan State University
Medical Science
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
2020 - 2024
Grinnell College
Biochemistry
Bachelor's Degree
2014 - 2018

Work Experience

Work Experience
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research Specialist - Pediatrics
2019 - 2020
As a clinical research specialist for the Pediatric Translational Medical Program (PTMP), I am responsible for coordinating and performing tasks related to clinic. I provide clinic support by assisting with patient management on study, and help ensure complete regulatory compliance and data collection in clinic. Additionally, I assist with short-term projects and provide cross-coverage to various research teams.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, Clinical Research Coordinator - Immunotherapy Core
2018 - 2019
As a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Immunotherapeutic Core at Memorial Sloan Kettering Collaborate, I am responsible for aspects of data collection, regulatory management, and patients management. For data collection I utilize appropriate methodologies to collect human subject information for the protocol (clinical trial) databases by reviewing patient charts, existing databases, and other sources within a specified time-frames. For regulatory management, I ensure that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are...
Grinnell College Aquatic Center, Lifegaurd
2011 - 2018
University of Michigan Medical School, Research Assistant
2017 - 2017
The Seeley Lab at the University of Michigan School in Ann Arbor, MI focuses on the CNS systems that regulate both body weight and metabolism using animal models in order to develop new therapies for obesity and diabetes. As a Research Assistant my research focused on three different projects that examined the nutritional aspects of bariatric surgery. Using mouse models, I examined the relationship between branched chain amino acid (BCAA) levels after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) and the improved metabolic effects after VSG. For this...
Nanofiber Solutions, Research and Development Intern
2016 - 2016
Nanofiber Solutions in Columbus, OH specializes in designing nanofiber scaffolds for organ and tissue regeneration. As an Research and Development Intern at the company, I facilitated the development of new products by conducting research, applying electrospinning techniques, and running various mechanical tests on high quality implantable devices. I communicated the project ideas I developed to colleagues, veterinary clinicians, and investors while also working with the marketing department to promote the company’s current line of nanofiber...
Knox Community Hospital, Health Information Management Technician
2015 - 2015
At Knox Community Hospital I served as a Health Information Management Technician. In this role, I organized and filed large sums of data in order for the hospital to make a timely transition from written documentation to electronic. Handling large amounts of patient information, I exhibited a high degree of organization and attention to detail to ensure the integrity of the health information for all hospital electronic systems and data functions. These experiences made me passionate about scientific innovation oriented around providing...

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