Aneesah is a rising senior at Rutgers University, majoring in biology with a minor in public health. Aneesah transferred to Rutgers as a NJSTARS (New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship) II recipient. As a diligent worker, Aneesah has earned her membership into Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society, and Delta Epsilon Iota, an academic honor society. During her high school and college years, Aneesah has served her hometown of Piscataway, NJ as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
She has always been intrigued by research and thought that Project L/EARN would serve as a perfect introduction to the overall research process. Prior to becoming a Project L/EARN intern, Aneesah’s career goals included attending medical school to practice family medicine as a physician; after the program, however, she is considering becoming involved in research as well. She believes that one of the most important things the program has taught her is to manager her time and simultaneously complete numerous tasks and assignments.
This summer, Aneesah worked with Dr. Shawna Hudson, whom she says provided her with insight and encouragement. Her project sought to identify quality indicators within primary care practices by using health models, such as the Chronic Care Model, as a framework. The project also examined how the presence of quality indicators impact diabetes patient outcomes. From this experience, Aneesah believes that she has emerged from Project L/EARN with a greater appreciation for the hard work that goes into the overall research process.