Articles: Tag: Biology

Allegheny Alumna’s Contributions Support Public Health Efforts at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Kristie Connolly ’07 relentlessly supports public health as a program officer for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health. During her junior year at Allegheny College, she became fascinated with microbiology, which has directed her career ever since. “I initially started at Allegheny as pre-med,”

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Allegheny Graduate Educates Millions Across the Country With Smithsonian Learning Lab

When Darren Milligan ’99 realized that medical school wasn’t the right path for him, he looked to his Allegheny College faculty mentors for advice. They encouraged Milligan to explore new interests, which prompted him to enroll in art classes at Allegheny — and take the first step toward his career today with the Smithsonian Institution. 

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Allegheny Graduate Develops Initiatives to Promote Oral Health for the American Dental Association

Matt Zaborowski ’17, MPH, CPH, initially set out to pursue a career as a dentist. However, as an Allegheny College student, he found another route and realized his vision of promoting oral health. “I was actively involved on campus and was presented with tremendous opportunities in the community to develop my passion,” says Zaborowski, who

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Two Allegheny College Graduates Awarded 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Allegheny College alumni Kris Troy ’16 and Bella Petitta ’21 were awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship winners are provided with an annual stipend, a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to their graduate institution, and additional funding to support research. Previous awardees have gone onto distinguished careers as professors or

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Alumna Addresses Public Health Through Outstanding Service and Academics

Brittany Imel ’19 found her calling for public health at Allegheny College. Today, Imel is taking the next step toward a fulfilling career in the field, pursuing a dual Master of Medical Science—Physician Assistant and Master of Public Health program at Arcadia University.  Initially, Imel had planned to attend medical school after finishing her undergraduate

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Allegheny College Biology Professor Elected 2021 Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Allegheny College Professor of Biology Ron Mumme has been named a 2021 Honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Mumme is one of five fellows elected from undergraduate institutions out of 141 total fellows in the biological sciences. Honored

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Sharks, Lies, and Videotape: Scientists Document Many Problems With Shark Week, Marine Biology’s Biggest Stage

Shark Week is many things. First and foremost, it’s a week of shark-themed documentary programming on the Discovery Channel. Now in its 33rd year, it’s the longest-running cable event in history. It’s the biggest audience that marine biologists and ocean conservationists get, attracting millions of viewers who might otherwise not ever think about sharks at

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Two Allegheny Students to Be Honored for Environmental Sustainability Work

Two Allegheny College students will be recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium as 2021 Campus Sustainability Champions. The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded annually to students, faculty, administrators and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic or environmental sustainability on their campus or in their community.

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Shoutout to the Shenango

The scenic, meandering Shenango River has been selected as Pennsylvania’s River of the Year in 2021, and an Allegheny College alumna and current Penn State staff member leads the group that helped bring that honor to the waterway. Brandi Baros is a 1995 Allegheny graduate and the president of the Shenango River Watchers. The organization

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