Student Division Conference Co-Chairs
Emily Marsico was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. She attended Youngstown State University and was a part of the graduating class of 2020. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Honors Scholar Distinction and Summa Cum Laude Honors. During her time in Undergrad, she worked at the Primary Care Network, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center. During this experience, she learned about the health disparities of those with a lower socioeconomic status. Through this, she was inspired to go to medical school to address these gaps in health care. Emily attends the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Emily has continued to address health care disparities in Northeast Ohio by holding various leadership positions at the Student Run Free Clinic at NEOMED. She has also been able to implement various programs, such as a dietician and exercise program to help the patients of the Clinic. Research is another passion she pursues at NEOMED. Currently, she is working on a project that seeks to address the gaps of Alzheimer’s research when it comes to sex differences. Through this research, she investigates sex-specific inflammatory responses in AD. She hopes to determine why women exhibit a more advanced AD phenotype when compared to men.
Vineetha is a current M3 at Tufts University School of Medicine. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Temple University before moving to Boston. Her clinical passions include improving cardiovascular outcomes for women and maternal-fetal health. She conducts basic science research at the Mother-Infant Research Institute at TUSM where she studies pathologic mechanisms of placentation during pregnancy and has presented their results at domestic and international conferences. Studying the vascular changes that occur during pregnancy fostered her interest in women’s cardiovascular health, prompting her to get involved with the establishment of a comprehensive women’s cardiovascular center at Lahey Hospital. In addition to her medical interests, she also has a love for teaching, mentorship, and improving educational opportunities for students. Her past involvements include head tutor at a non-profit organization providing SAT tutoring and college prep to students in underserved communities. In med school Vineetha continued this passion by teaching summer pre-matriculation courses for incoming medical students and co-founding the Ultrasound Medicine Group, which advocates for the inclusion of hands-on ultrasound education into the preclinical curriculum. Outside of her educational pursuits she enjoys playing board games with friends or exploring the local food scene in Boston.