Fulbright scholar joins SVI

13 December 2019

Hannah Fluhler, a nursing and Honors student from Ball State University in Indiana, has recently joined SVI’s Genome Stability Unit as a Fulbright Scholar. She chose Associate Professor Andrew Deans’ group because of her personal connection to the research focus of his lab, Fanconi Anaemia, a rare inherited bone marrow disorder.

“In high school, I babysat a little girl named Aria who passed away from Fanconi Anaemia shortly before her 5th birthday. Aria became the root of my passion for helping others in the medical field and for Fanconi research. That definitely informed my decision to choose SVI for my placement,” said Hannah. “It gives me the opportunity to collaborate with world-class researchers, as well as physicians on the St Vincent’s campus.”

“Hannah has a unique background that will bring a fresh perspective to research in our lab. Because she has worked extensively with sick children, she knows first-hand what a difference new research discoveries might make to a child’s life,” says Andrew.

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