Emma Schopp, a former DiSH RA and study coordinator, has accepted an offer to join the NIH Postbac IRTA program! This is a very prestigious program that provides postbacs an opportunity to conduct full-time research at the NIH and prepare for graduate school.
Here’s what she had to say: “After spending the past year in cancer genetics research at USC, I am excited to return to health psychology research. I will be integrating the skills and knowledge that I gained in the DiSH Lab with my love for genetics as I conduct obesity-related research within the Communication, Attitudes, and Behavior Unit of the National Human Genome Research Institute. I will be investigating how obesity-related genetic information impacts health outcomes and disparities, particularly through its effect on patient-provider communication. Ultimately, I hope to become a genetic counselor and continue to explore how increasing access to genomic information impacts health. I have so much gratitude for Janet, Laura, Jenna, Erin, Alyssa, and the entire DiSH lab team for giving me so many opportunities to cultivate my critical thinking skills and for teaching me how to conduct research thoughtfully and effectively!”
Congratulations again, Emma! We’re so excited for you and wish you the best of luck!