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This event occurred on
May 7, 2024
Scranton, Pennsylvania
United States

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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
521 Pine street
Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18509
United States
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Divvy Upadhyay

Dr. Upadhyay, with a background in medicine and journalism, came to the United States 14 years ago to study health policy. After working at a think tank in DC during the 2nd Obama term, Dr. Upadhyay focused all his efforts in establishing a system wide program on learning from misdiagnosis and implementing diagnostic safety at Geisinger. For 7 years he has advised groups such as the Leapfrog group, NQF, IHI and RAND on diagnostic errors.

Erich Miller

Erich Miller, is Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine medical student and a former instructor of biology at Alvernia University. He hails from the small town of Robesonia, PA and went to Alvernia University where he earned my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Erich has a strong interests in neuropsychology, internal medicine, and academic medicine. He an avid listener of EDM, love teaching others about absolutely anything, and enjoy long drives through the countryside.

Jacob Kornilow

Jacob is a first-year medical student, who graduated from Shippensburg University with a major in Biology and minors in Biochemistry and Spanish, and now attending Giesinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, his journey in higher education has been centered in his beautiful home state of PA.

Kayla Branstetter

Kayla Branstetter is a published writer, an award-winning artist, and public speaker from Missouri. While growing up she split her time between rural Missouri and the suburbs of Denver. With her feet in two worlds, she became adept at connecting with people from diverse backgrounds. She has a passion for breaking through barriers to achieve gender equality and amplifying marginalized voices.

Rakhi Ratanjee

Rakhi Ratanje is a first year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Rakhi was born in South Africa and grew up in Southern California. Prior to starting medical school at GCSOM, she attended UCLA, where she majored in Psychobiology with a Minor in Global Health. During her spare time, Rakhi enjoys reading, hiking, trying new food with friends, and yoga.

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber, PhD, is an associate professor of medical humanities. His research interests include disability studies, autism aesthetics, social constructions of pain, eugenics, neurohumanities, music and medicine, and global health with an emphasis on practices in the Nordic region. He has presented peer-reviewed papers throughout the United States and widely throughout Europe, including the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and other countries. His articles can be found in journals ranging from Australia to Austria and his full-length book explores the contributions of artists to the transatlantic spread of eugenics. Dr. Weber is also an editor of the International Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing.

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