SPRINTER Program Students Represent Department of Surgery

By iNSPIRe Initiative | Jul 27, 2022

Pictures of Emerald Carter and Fitzgerald Alcindor

Undergraduate students Emerald Carter (Xavier University of Louisiana) and Fitzgerald Alcindor (SUNY Binghamton University) represented the Department of Surgery with their presentation on the impact of short-term complications on long-term mortality after high risk surgeries at the Summer Program in Translational Disparities and Community Engaged Research (SPRINTER) symposium. They highlighted the importance of considering risk variation dependent on cohort characteristics and the significance of a complication on long-term prognosis.

Emerald is a pre-med student majoring in Psychology with a minor Chemistry. She aspires to become a pediatrician with the goal of educating individuals on the importance of personal health – providing them with a solid foundation of mentors and role models who uplift and genuinely care. Fitzgerald is majoring in integrative neuroscience. As a physician, he aspires to be a force for change in promoting mental health and its perception among men of color. Fitzgerald aims to be an innovator and a creative spark spanning matters of both clinical and societal importance.

The SPRINTER program is funded by the Translational Program of Health Disparities Research (TRANSPORT) grant. The program presents an invaluable, high-quality avenue by which undergraduate students are introduced and guided into the world of research. 


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