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- UROP Associate Director Catalina Ormsby Receives Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award
- UROP Welcomes New Director: Dr. Michelle Ferrez
- Thirty Years of UROP: Explore More
- 30th Anniversary of UROP Program
- A two-way street: UROP Peer Facilitators support first-year, second-year, and transfer students in their research and academics — and learn from them in the process
- UROP adapts to COVID crisis
- Corey J. Schiffman, MD
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- Jane Brown, PhD Candidate
- Yaera Spraggins, Recently Published UROP Alumni
- Scott Koenigbauer, PhD Candidate
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- Michael DiDonato, UROP Alumni
- Vivian Kurtz UROP Alumni
- Geoffrey Jenkins, UROP Alumni
- Rhonda Fields, MSW - UROP Alumni
- Trey Thomas UROP Alumni
- Elizabeth Schill UROP Alumni
- Ryan Shami UROP Alumni
- Melissa Manley, PhD Candidate
- Tejash Patel, PhD
- Hayley Hoffman UROP Alumni
- GradeCraft helps UROP students become more curious and better researchers
- Lamira Ray, MPH
- Joshua Hurlburt, DDS
- Megan Wampler - UROP Alumni
- UROP Student Spotlight - Yasmeen Berry
- Celina Romano, JD, PhD Candidate
- Mikel Haggadone, PhD Candidate
- Colby Hanley, UROP Alumni
- Ian Waters, PhD
- Yannah Melle UROP Alumni
- Nida Ali, MPH
- Julia Wang, MD-PhD
- Ryan McWay, Research Area Specialist Associate
- Aracely Marroquin, CCSFP Researcher Awarded Grant
- Undergraduate student research spring symposium goes virtual
- Shannon Shaughnessy UROP Alumni
- Asa Smith, PhD, RN
- Lisa Barrett, PhD
- Kartik Bhatt, MPH
- Sari Grossman UROP Alumni
- Erin Ealba Bumann, DDS, PhD, MS
- Michael Marzano, UROP Alumni
- Connie Truong, MD
- Dan Hearsch, MBA
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- Kristin Fischer, MPH
- Sujay Shetty, UROP Alumni
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- Courtney Whitcher, BS
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- Thomas Talhelm, PhD
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- Smita Bhattacharya, MS
- Sydney Foy - UROP Alumni
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- Dr. Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes Research Project Feature
- Dr. Teresa Satterfield Research Project Feature
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- Dr. Lisa Wexler Research Project Feature
- Dream of Detroit UROP Community Partner
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- Dr. Stephanie H. Cook Research Project Feature
- Josh Katzenstein - UROP Alumni
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- Dr. Lorenzo García-Amaya Research Project Feature
- Andrea Pesch, PhD Candidate
- Cindy A. Schipani, JD Research Project Feature
- UROP Research Project Feature: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights in Africa
- Nortown Community Development Corporation - UROP Community Partner
- Cyrus Najarian, MD/PhD Candidate
- UROP Featured Alumni Maggi Li
- Dr. Mehboob Hussain - Research Project Feature
- Research Project Feature: TrialNet Type 1 Diabetes: Pathway to Prevention
- Dr. Nikhil Parekh - Research Project Feature
- Vincent Pinti - Neubacher Award Winner
- UROP Alumni John Soukar, PhD Student
- UROP Alumni Hannah Levy
- UROP Alumni Collin Beavan
- UROP Alumni Julie Felberg
- UROP Featured Alumni Austin Basley
- Emily Guo - Community Health Fellow
- Harsh Jhaveri, BSE
- Dr. Kathryn Swanson, DDS
- UROP Featured Alumni Michael Falbo
- Allyson Eastman, JD
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- UROP Alumni Accolades
- Brooke Bacigal, MSt Diplomatic Studies
- Research Mentor Feature: Dr. Alvaro Rojas-Peña
- Research Feature: Andre Monteiro Da Rocha, PhD
- Research Feature: Nancy Harmon R.D.H.
- Research Feature: Mothering Justice
- UROP Research Feature: Kimberley Heinrich, Ph.D.
- Research Feature, Audrey G. Bennett MFA
- UROP Alumni Justin Gordon
- UROP Alumni Emily Yerington, MAT; MEd
- UROP Alumni Maya Millette
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What years did you participate in UROP?
What UROP Program(s) were you a part of?
Traditional UROP as a Freshman
What made you choose UROP?
Having the opportunity to do research as an undergraduate student seemed like such a unique and exceptional experience. I chose UROP to expand my learning and engage with something that felt so unknown to me.
What do you think you have learned from your UROP experience?
What I've learned from my UROP experience (and research in general) is that success is not defined by any publication or achievement. Success is the product of continually putting yourself out there by doing something hard - to learn, fail, and grow from failure. To do so is to live fully and with great courage.
What is the extent to which you have kept in contact with your Research Mentor?
My Research Mentor and I are still in touch to this day. He attends all of my graduate research seminars and continues to provide feedback on my work.
How did your UROP experience shape or inform the next steps you took in your academic and professional journey?
Simply put, I would not be doing a PhD today if not for my UROP experience. It had the most significant impact on my decision to pursue a career as an academic scientist!
Where are you in your professional journey?
I am completing the final year of my PhD in the Graduate Program in Immunology at the University of Michigan.
What advice would you give to a current UROP student?
Doing research for the first time can feel scary. Really embrace the opportunity to stretch yourself by learning new techniques and different ways of thinking! It will get hard and you will fail, but through that failure you will grow in ways that are truly unique to experiential learning. And always remember to celebrate the vulnerability that is required of you to do something so challenging and new. You are amazing, not for any "accomplishment", but because you had the courage to put yourself out there!
What are some recent publications or accomplishments that you are proud of?
-Haggadone, MD et al. Oxidative inactivation of the proteasome augments alveolar macrophage secretion of vesicular SOCS3. Cells (2020) 9(7):1589.
-Haggadone, M. How running redefines success. Science (2019) 365(6454):718.
-Haggadone, MD and Peters-Golden, M. Microenvironmental influences on extracellular vesicle-mediated communication in the lung. Trends Mol. Med. (2018) 24(11):963-975.
-Herman and Dorothy Miller Research Recognition Award (University of Michigan Graduate Program in Immunology - 2019)
-Award for Excellence in Teaching (University of Michigan Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - 2018)
-National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)