Student Division Conference Co-Chair
Rose Caston is an MD-PhD student at the University of Utah School of Medicine. In her undergraduate education in biomedical engineering at Dartmouth College, Rose trained to approach problems within biomedicine systematically. She also identified, through her studies in anthropology, that often the best solutions require understanding the context of the problem. She put this knowledge to practice and explored how the fields of biomedical engineering interacted outside the classroom. Working as a research assistant at the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Center at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Rose studied how implantable probes were used to measure oxygen in tumor sites. She discovered the intersection between medicine and engineering through one of the group’s clinical trials. She receives excellent mentorship from her female physician-scientist role models at Dartmouth, the University of Utah, and AMWA. Through her role as a Conference Co-Chair, Rose finds enjoyment bringing together powerful women conducting meaningful biomedical work.