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Meet the team: Olatundun Awosanya

Meet the team: Olatundun Awosanya
Written by Olatundun Awosanya (pictured above)

 

Hello all, my name is Olatundun Awosanya — “Ola” for short.

I am currently a junior at IUPUI majoring in chemistry. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my little sisters and sitting outside on a nice day while listening to music.

I started last fall in the Kacena lab as a Life Health Sciences intern and was unsure of my career path. I was very nervous at first; but being guided by all the amazing people in the lab helped me to gain confidence in my research ability, and that confidence has in turn translated into my everyday life.

Now that I have been part of the beginning stages of a new study on the effects of Type-2 diabetes on bone healing and knowing that the experimental outcomes can possibly change the lives of millions, I have had a change of heart in what I want to pursue in the future.

Because of my lab experiences and after previously going through significant life events, I now want to spend my life helping others. I hope to follow a career path in which I can help others whether it be in person or behind the scenes in a research laboratory.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications from Ball State University, Caitlin worked for newspapers in Indiana and Michigan before joining the Office of Strategic Communications. Her goal is to use creative writing and marketing to effectively share stories about the important work happening within the school.