A rISING pANDEMIC
A silent killer, three words that describe the disease known as type II diabetes. When diabetes is talked about, the disease is not associated with death, however, it is the 7th leading killer of Americans (American Diabetes Association[ADA], 2017). It can lead to severe problems such as frequent urination, vision problems, and poor healing wounds (United States National Library of Medicine[NLM], 2017a). Treatments are appearing each day. One of the most popular treatments is a drug called metformin. 150 million people are dependent on the drug and is a key player in the fight against diabetes (He, Fredic, & Windisfor, 2015).
Creators of project
My name is Vrishank Sai Bikkumalla and I was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. I am currently a student at STEM School and Academy in Highlands ranch and am deeply interested in the sciences. I am interested in cardiology and immunology and want to pursue those fields. I like to play sports and always try to volunteer at medical walks and events for various medical associations. FSI has been a great experience and I learned a lot.
Mentor: Andrea Solis
My name is Guadalupe Andrea Solis, and I come from Denver, Colorado. I am majoring in Biology with an emphasis in pre-health and biomedical science, though I also have a special kind of love for cellular biology (I love research). I am minoring in chemistry and hope to graduate in May of 2018. Aside from being a McNair Scholar, I am also a proud member of the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development, a program that focuses on helping promising women develop their leadership skills to make the world a better place. I work as a caregiver among the elderly on my weekends off, and I hope to make a difference in low-income, underrepresented, at-risk communities in the future as a medical professional.