Students Recognized at Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Event

Congratulations to third-year College of Medicine student Sheela Vaswani (pictured on left), who placed second in the clinical research category of the 36th Annual Gala and Research Showcase hosted by the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Second-year College of Medicine student Sanaa Mansoor (pictured on right) placed third place in the basic science category. Seven additional NEOMED students participated in the event, held November 9.

Vaswani’s research is on Ketamine, which was recently FDA approved earlier this year in March for treatment resistant depression. She studied how Ketamine’s effect varied between males and females as well as its rapid onset in decreasing depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation.

Mansoor’s research was titled, “Top-down Fabrication of Endothelialized Capillary-like 3D Channel Networks throughout Thick Hydrogels.” She conducted her research at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This was a very enriching event for NEOMED students as we were able to interact and speak with many physicians from different hospitals in Northern Ohio,” says Mansoor.


AIPNO is a nonprofit founded in 1983 and has more than 300 physician members.

Group picture from left to right: Sanjana Datla, Sanjay Jinka, Sheela Vaswani, Natasha Kesav, Shivani Shah, Kajal Madan, Amith Rao, Palvir Baadh, Sanaa Mansoor.

Not pictured: Maahi Mistry, Anuradha Kanaparthi, Siddhartha Singh, Sohi Mistry.

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