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Meet the team: Paulina Medina

Paulina Medina

Written by Paulina Medina

Hello, everyone! My name is Paulina Medina, and I am a junior majoring in Health and Human Sciences with a minor in Biology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Aside from academics, I am involved in the Latino Student Association and Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority at IUPUI in which I enjoy helping and contributing to the Indianapolis community through event programming and volunteering.

As a 2018-19 Life Health Sciences Internship Program (LHSI) participant in Dr. Kacena’s lab, I am very excited to learn and conduct medical research for the first time.

Orthopedics is something that is of great interest to me, and I will have many opportunities to broaden my knowledge in bones and fractures while working on Dr. Kacena’s studies with the healing response of bone tissue. I am also looking forward to gaining basic research and lab experience while working with professional team members.


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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 ...