Spring 2019 Fellows Yearbook

Spring 2019 Fellows

Damilola Akani

Damilola Akani is a second year pediatric resident at Children's National Health System. Originally from Nigeria, she completed her BSC in Biological Sciences at Imperial College London. She then earned her M.D. from University of California, San Diego and an MPH with a concentration in global health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has interests in pediatric hospital medicine and health workforce development, particularly in developing countries. She spent a sabbatical year in Nigeria working/volunteering in hospitals and public health organizations specializing in health worker training.

Emily Atwood

Emily Atwood is a third-year pediatric resident at Children's National Medical Center. Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then taught middle school math and science in Philadelphia through Teach for America for two years, before heading to medical school at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire. She spent a year during medical school completing quality improvement research relating to the care of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. After finishing her pediatric residency this year, she'll spend next year as one of the Chief Residents at Children's National and then pursue a career in pediatric hospital medicine. Samantha Baer grew up in Merritt Island, Florida. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate education, where she majored in French and Neuroscience. She earned a Master's degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. During her time there, she worked in a lab studying malaria immunology. She completed her medical training at the University of Florida. She is currently a third-year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center.

Samantha Baer

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