Mohammad Aref, LHSI 2011–12, IUPUI Graduate 2013
"After I finished LHSI under the mentorship with Dr. Allen, I continued to work with him under hourly pay. After starting medical school at IUSM, I took part in the Student Research Program in Academic Medicine, again under the mentorship of Dr. Allen. I then chose to pursue a Ph.D. degree along with the M.D. degree, also under the mentorship of Dr. Allen. As is evident, my experiences as an LHSI intern had great influence on my career trajectory. I am currently a student in the IUSM Medical Scientist Training Program. My goal is to become a physician scientist that performs basic science research that advances my field of study, clinical research that informs clinical decisions, and social health research that promotes advocacy, equality, and patient empowerment."