Meet Our DGNN Team Members:  Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

Meet Our DGNN Team Members: Nancy Abu-Bonsrah

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3 Things to Know About:  Nancy Abu-Bonsrah Nancy is joining DGNN from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she is a neurosurgery resident. She is currently pursuing an MPH at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a focus on global health and health systems/policy.  Here are a few things to know about Nancy: Nancy originally from Ghana and is enthusiastic about helping mitigate barriers to accessing neurosurgical care in low resource settings. Nancy enjoys reading fictional and non-fictional works. She recently discovered the Libby app and is having a great time with it! Nancy has a COVID baby daughter and she enjoys spending time with her and her husband, who is a radiology resident. DGNN is proud to have Nancy Abu-Bonsrah on the team and we look forward to wonderful…
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Meet Our DGNN Team Members:  Jasmine Hughes

Meet Our DGNN Team Members: Jasmine Hughes

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3 Things to Know About Jasmine Hughes Jasmine has been working with DGNN since Fall 2018. She joined DGNN when she was working in the Neurosurgery Department at Duke University Medical Center. As a Bioethics Master’s student at Wake Forest University, she worked with DGNN on a collaboration thesis project. She plans to continue working with DGNN as a Master’s in Global Health student at Duke.    Here are a few things to know about Jasmine:   Jasmine is passionate about both global neurosurgery and neuroimmunology. She aims to connect both fields as a surgeon-scientist in the future.  As an activist, she aims to promote social justice, and equity within access to healthcare globally.  Jasmine loves to travel and hopes to continue traveling to meet new people, learn about different…
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Meet Our DGNN Team Members:  Zoey Petitt

Meet Our DGNN Team Members: Zoey Petitt

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5 Things to Know About Zoey Petitt:   Zoey has been working with DGNN since the spring semester of 2020. She joined as a medical student at Duke University School of Medicine and is now completing a dual degree in Duke’s Master of Science in Global Health program. She plans to continue to work with DGNN as she pursues both degrees.   Here are a few things to know about Zoey: Zoey is passionate about the brain and nervous system and how these structures allow us to engage with the world. She studied neuroscience and linguistics as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, which is where she first became interested in neurology and neurosurgery. Zoey enjoys traveling and has visited nearly 40 countries. Meeting new people and seeing how different…
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DGNN Article Review

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Predicting the Individual Treatment Effect of Neurosurgery for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in the Low-Resource Setting: A Machine Learning Approach in Uganda Written by: Adil SM, Elahi C, Gramer R, Spears CA, Fuller AT, Haglund MM, Dunn TW   DGNN’s communications team recently sat down with Adil Syed to talk about their recent publication in the Journal of Neurotrauma. We share a few relevant details below:   DGNN: What are the main takeaways? (What were the key results or conclusions from the research?) Adil: We provide the first machine learning-based prediction of the impact of surgery for TBI patients in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Results suggest that current patient selection for surgery may be suboptimal, and a tool such as ours may enable better decision making and…
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Meet Our DGNN Team Members:  Nihal Satyadev

Meet Our DGNN Team Members: Nihal Satyadev

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3 Things to know about Nihal Satyadev:   Nihal Satyadev recently joined DGNN as a member of the computational team. Nihal joins DGNN from University of Medicine and Health Sciences where he is currently in medical school. Here are a few things you need to know about Nihal: Nihal is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s. After his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and upon realizing how few high school and college age students were aware of the threat that this disease poses to our economy, Nihal founded and grew the organization to become the largest youth-advocacy Alzheimer’s group in the country that has provided nearly 10,000 hours of respite care.  Nihal is an avid backpacker and hiker and has climbed most of the mountains in Southern…
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