Hannah Clark hit the ground running at the University of Evansville.
During her freshman year, she received a UExplore grant to do 10 weeks of research on the properties of iodine as an element. She put together a poster on her findings, presented at a science presentation, and the next summer, found herself working with a UE alumna at the University of Alabama at Birmingham researching effects of stress on heart disease. All of these experiences ignited her current passion for physician science. She left UE as a published author.
It was during another summer – this one between her junior and senior year – that Hannah worked on clinical research with pediatric patients who had a rare neurological degenerative disease. She worked with another alumna at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.
“I got to dance with the kids while the physical therapists assessed their movements,” Hannah said. “It was a very rewarding experience and helped solidify my plans for the future.”
Hannah is excited to enter med school as part of the inaugural class at the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in downtown Evansville.