Jason says “My experience in your lab truly changed my life. Connecting with a group of like-minded, motivated peers helped me realize my own potential and started me on the path I’m on today. Not to mention meeting my wife Asha!”
Summer 2007-Summer 2008
Gator Team. I worked on database maintenance and interpreting growth measurements of patients in addition to assisting other members and routine duties.
I served two years in an AmeriCorps program that provided tutoring and enrichment activities for middle and high school students. I then started medical school at USF Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. I completed a residency in Ob/Gyn at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA, and a fellowship in Gyn Onc at Roswell Park in Buffalo, NY.
I learned countless skills that I still use to this day. The opportunity to work with a diverse group of peers helped me become a better team member and communicator. I gained an appreciation and understanding of the planning and maintenance of data collection that is needed to conduct research. Balancing my time in lab and classes also taught me how to organize my time to excel in my primary responsibilities while still completing research.
Make the most of your time and the opportunity. Even small experiences in the lab may provide you with skills and insight that you’ll value over time.
My time in the Borum Lab was transformative. I found a place that challenged me while providing a supportive environment and the experience pushed me to become a better person. The care I provide patients and my ongoing interest in research is influenced to this day by my time with Dr. Borum.