Cureus People: Rabia Zafar, PhD – University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Cureus People: Rabia Zafar, PhD – University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Rabia Zafar Phd.

Team Cur&#275us talked with Rabia Zafar. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Florida – in 2010.

Her entry for the Cur&#275us Fall 2012 International Poster Competition received 1st place in the Neurology category.

Rabia is currently a second year medical student attending the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando.

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Cureus People: Shawna Bellew, University Of Central Florida

Cureus People: Shawna Bellew, University Of Central Florida

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Shawna Bellew

We met with Shawna Bellew, a fourth year med student from the University of Central Florida. Her submissions for the OB/GYN and Internal Medicine categories both won 3rd place in the Cur&#275us Fall 2012 Poster competition.

The OB/GYN poster compares traditional laparotomy to robotic techniques in treating endometrial cancer. Her Internal Medicine entry explores acute pancreatitis and its connection to eating disorders, specifically bulimia in young females.

Growing up in a family of doctors the decision to go to med school came easy, although not obviously. She started her studies as an art major, and even though she switched tracks she still remains a passionate artist.

In 2010 she won first prize at an art competition sponsored by the American Medical Association. Her entry “The Standardized Patient” received top honor in the “Empathy” category.

Watch the whole video here.