March 2019 Spotlight

Trainee Spotlight: Morgan Hines


Hines (2)Due to her passion, dedicated research efforts, and numerous accomplishments within ROUTES and CRECE, Morgan was selected to be the interviewed and highlighted for her impressive contributions to environmental health research as an undergrad. The following has been adapted from the transcript of her recent interview.
Morgan Hines is a 5th year Biology & English Student from Louisville, Kentucky and a member of both the University Scholars & Honors Programs. Morgan’s first position as a ROUTES scholar was within the Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab (SNL) of Dr. Emily Zimmerman in Fall 2017, which is a part of Project 1 within the CRECE Research Center. For this role, she collected and investigated Non-Nutritive Suck (NNS) data seeking to understand connections between environmental exposures and infant neurodevelopment. After the co-op, Morgan continued working in Dr. Zimmerman’s lab on a part-time basis while taking classes, and ultimately developed her second ROUTES co-op continuing her work on CRECE and PROTECTat the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus under the supervision of Dr. Gredia Huerta-Montañez and Dr. Carmen Vélez-Vega.ñez and Dr. Carmen Vélez-Vega.

Due to her passion, dedicated research efforts, and numerous accomplishments within ROUTES and CRECE, Morgan was selected to be the interviewed and highlighted for her impressive contributions to environmental health research as an undergrad. The following has been adapted from the transcript of her recent interview.

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