Sweta Adhikary

Student Division Treasurer-Elect

Sweta Adhikary is an MD/PhD student at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is currently in her first year of PhD studies in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She received her BA from University of Colorado Boulder (CU) while double majoring in Integrative Physiology and Psychology and minoring in Ethical Leadership. While at CU she was the co-president of GlobeMed, a non-profit focusing on primary health care, income generation, and women’s empowerment via education in rural Nepal. After graduating magna cum laude she received the IRTA fellowship at the National Institute of Health where she researched drug addiction and relapse. She continued to follow her interest in health care while volunteering at The Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic, helping to provide free, high-quality medical care to the homeless population of Baltimore City. Sweta then decided to combine her passions for medicine and biomedical research and joined the MD/PhD program at OHSU. Currently, she studies mechanisms underlying tolerance and withdrawal following long-term opioid treatment. She has served on the Executive Board of the OHSU AMWA chapter since it was newly reinstated. For fun, Sweta enjoys reading, running, and hanging out with her cat, Yogi.