5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Val Leifer

  • January 29, 2020

This is the fifth in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Val Leifer began working as an OrACORe research assistant in the summer of 2019, after graduating from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in English.…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Peter Bensen

  • January 15, 2020

This is the fourth in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Peter Bensen joined OrACORe as a research assistant in the summer of 2019 after returning to the U.S. from Indonesia, where he taught English for a year as a Fulbright scholar. He graduated in 2018…

Changing Health Systems One Step at a Time: Former OrACORe/PIVOT Fellow Organizes Ankle Fracture Educational Program in Partnership with Malawian Providers

  • December 17, 2019

Former OrACORe/PIVOT and COMET T-32 fellow and current orthopaedic surgery resident Dr. Kiran Agarwal-Harding has been traveling to Malawi for over two years now, adding to his research portfolio on global orthopaedic trauma care. In early October, Dr. Agarwal-Harding traveled there again, this time to Lilongwe with a small team of Boston orthopaedic surgeons, including Dr. George Dyer from Brigham…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Michael Zarra

  • December 17, 2019

This is the third in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Michael calls Connecticut his home but enjoys travelling abroad. He spent two trimesters at the University of Oxford during his undergraduate years (photo courtesy of Zarra). Michael Zarra joined OrACORe as a research assistant after…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Kaetlyn Arant

  • November 7, 2019

This is the second in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Kaetlyn Arant joined OrACORe as a research assistant after graduating from Amherst College in 2019 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in biochemistry and biophysics and French. Kaetlyn’s previous research experience was primarily in basic science.…

5 Questions for First-Year Research Assistants: Emma Williams

  • November 1, 2019

This is the first in a series of interviews we are conducting with each of our first-year research assistants about their OrACORe experience so far. Emma Williams joined the OrACORe team as a research assistant in the summer of 2019, after graduating from Cornell University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in biology and government. At Cornell, Emma worked in the…

Orthopaedics Research in Malawi

  • September 23, 2019

An Interview with Kiran Agarwal-Harding Kiran Agarwal-Harding, MD Kiran Agarwal-Harding, MD, (KAH) is a former T-32 training fellow at OrACORe who has spent the past two years researching the delivery of orthopaedic trauma care in Malawi. Kiran talked with Research Assistant Liz Stanley (LS) about his motivations for pursuing global orthopaedics research, his projects in Malawi, and the impact he…

Life and Research after OrACORe-Interview with Bhushan Deshpande

  • August 22, 2018

  Bhushan is a former OrACORe research assistant and a current MD candidate at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He spoke with me about his plans and research experiences, before and after OrACORe.   ECL: What have you been doing since you left OrACORe? BD: I was a research assistant from January 2014 to July 2016 and then started medical school…

Interview with Lindsey MacFarlane, MD

  • May 23, 2018

  Lindsey MacFarlane, MD, completed a postdoctoral fellowship through OrACORe's COMET T32 training program in 2018. She joins the faculty in Rheumatology at BWH and HMS this spring.   ECL: What has been the recent focus of your research, and have you seen it change in the past few years? LM: I’ve always had an interest in OA (osteoarthritis), a common…

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