Meet the Board: Lukasz Sewera
My name is Lukasz Sewera and I am one of the medical school chairs for SPAPP. I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in biology and I am currently in my third year of the combined MD/PhD program at Loyola University, which means that this year most of my time has been spent in lab.
As a member of the Polish community, I have volunteered with the Amber Coalition to promote breast cancer awareness and provide breast cancer education in Polish. I have also worked with Polish patients at a free health clinic in Chicago, where the need for Polish speaking clinicians is evident.
I joined SPAPP because having gone through the medical school application process, I remember how valuable the experiences of others were in shaping my path and I want to be a resource for future generations of aspiring physicians. I also want to encourage people to consider making research a major part of their medical career, because medicine cannot progress without research. If you have any questions or want advice, feel free to email me or message me. I look forward to meeting all of you in August.
I am including a link to a video that highlights some of the challenges of biomedical research and how research is essential for the advancement of medicine in an area I am particularly interested in: vaccine development.
Simon Draper: Progress in Malaria Vaccine Research