Meet the DIMIE 2017 Cohort!
Tessie Allan is a second year medical student at RWJMS and a South Jersey native. She attended undergrad at Brown University, where she double-majored in Biology and Economics. She also won two NCAA Division I National Championships on the Brown Women's Crew team, and continued rowing on the Women's National Team to try out for the 2012 Olympics. After she hung up her oars, she moved to Chicago to work in a college access program for high-achieving students in failing school districts. She is passionate about access and quality-of-life improvements, which led her to both medicine and the DiMIE program here at Robert Wood Johnson.
Romy Bareket is a second year medical student at RWJMS who hails from Englewood, NJ. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2016, where he studied Neurobiology and Music Cognition. He enjoys playing piano and guitar and considers himself a political dilettante. Romy is fascinated by the interplay between medicine and technology and their implications in the start-up world, and the DiMIE is a perfect avenue to explore these interests.
Evan Gui is a second year medical student at RWJMS whose diverse interests include haptic technologies and personalized medicine. As an undergraduate at Cornell University, he helped co-found two scientific education organizations, 4H2O Monitors and Debate in Science and Health.
Eric Heckelmann is a second year medical student at RWJMS. A lifelong science enthusiast, he graduated from an accelerated curriculum tract at Rutgers University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He plans to innovate solutions that empower patients to utilize lifestyle modifications in order to optimize their health. He also aims to build interprofessional bridges that connect healthcare professionals across various disciplines to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for patients.
Gregg Khodorov is a second year MD/MBA candidate at RWJMS with a passion for mobile health technology that enables improved clinical workflows and improved patient outcomes. His research, in collaboration with NYU Langone's Center for Healthful Behavior Change, focuses on mobile food and diet self-monitoring apps as they relate to population health outcomes in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and concurrent Type 2 Diabetes. His diverse healthcare consulting experience at companies such as Pfizer in pharmaceutical strategy and Oscar Health in clinical review have allowed him to better understand the current and future healthcare industry landscape, which he hopes to use to inform his clinical work. Gregg's mission is simple: to leverage the very best technologies in order to make clinical care more effective and affordable for everyone.
Donald Langan is currently a M2 at RWJMS. He graduated from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2015 and was admitted to medical school as part of Rutgers' dual degree PharmD/MD program. He is a licensed pharmacist and practiced for a year at an independent community pharmacy before starting medical school. Donald is passionate about health policy, medical education, and innovation. He recently completed an eight week health policy fellowship at the Medical Society of New Jersey. As a fellow, he reviewed and researched new and proposed legislation relating to healthcare in New Jersey like the practice of telemedicine, opioid prescribing, and out-of-network contracting for physicians. He believed this experience was a great way to stay current on all the different issues impacting physicians in New Jersey and identify areas of medicine that are primed for improvement and innovation.
Eve Rosenheck is a second-year medical student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). She is originally from Scotch Plains, NJ. She followed her passion for brain behavior and psychology when she moved out to Ann Arbor to major in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN) at the University of Michigan. During her time off between college and medical school, she volunteered as an EMT and worked as a tutor for high school students taking AP science courses. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family. Since completing her honors thesis on mental healthcare underutilization within minority populations, she is excited to continue her commitment to accessible mental healthcare for all through work in DIMIE. She recognizes the importance of entrepreneurship and business strategy to pursue innovation in one's community and looks forward to working towards these goals through the distinction program.
Julia Tartaglia is a second year medical student at RWJMS who is passionate about the intersection between technology, entrepreneurship and medicine. Before medical school, Julia founded and served as the Executive Director of the Scientista Foundation, a web platform and global organization that empowers college and graduate women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She launched Scientista while an undergraduate at Harvard College, where she graduated with a degree in human evolutionary biology and mind brain and behavior. While immersed in the startup ecosystem, she became excited about applications of technology in health care, in particular, the use of mobile apps and wearable devices to impact psychiatry and mental health. This past summer, Julia was a fellow at HealthVenture, a digital health incubator, where she had the opportunity to work with a mental health digital startup. She also conducted research on usability of schizophrenia apps at the Harvard Digital Psychiatry Lab. She is excited to further explore this interest and develop her own original innovation through the DIMIE program.