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Pam Phojanakong

Pam Phojanakong

Research Fellow/PhD Student

Dornsife School of Public Health - Drexel University

new haven, CT

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University of Pennsylvania - CARE Program

Research Coordinator

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University of Pennsylvania - CARE Program

Research Assistant

Conducted data management and analyses in SAS.
Developed protocols for biomarker analysis using enzyme-immunoassays.
Evaluated: (1) the impact of lifestyle changes on the fertility of the indigenous Chacoan population of Argentina; (2) the influence of child rearing practices on infant and children’s growth and development; and (3) the effect of trans-culturation on the cardiovascular health of Chacoan indigenous population of Argentina.

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Programa Lactar

Graduate Student Researcher (Community-Based Masters Project)

Designed survey questions to capture nurses’ level of knowledge on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as their attitudes and beliefs regarding breastfeeding among low-income mothers.
Developed IRB protocols and recruited nurses, nurse managers, and midwives from multiple hospitals for study participation.
Analyzed associations between nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and breastfeeding outcomes and practices in Philadelphia hospitals.
Identified potential areas for hospital improvement in promoting exclusive breastfeeding among low-income mothers.

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Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Program Assistant (Practicum)

Developed brochure on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for community members.
Updated client database.
Evaluated program outcomes for a hospital-based therapy program.

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Dartmouth Medical School - Dept of Vascular Surgery

Research Assistant

Analyzed the effect of drugs used in drug-eluting stents (DESs) on vascular smooth muscle cell function and GATA-6 over-expression on aortic endothelial cell function.
Evaluated the effect of cigarette smoke exposure on the vasculature of mice and mouse adiponectin levels.

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Dartmouth Medical School - Dept. of Vascular Surgery

Research Intern

Evaluated the effect of polymers and drugs used in drug-eluting stents (DESs) on aortic endothelial cell function.

Dartmouth College

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry.
Supervised undergraduate students in the laboratory.

Dartmouth College - Cosmogenics Lab

Intern

Chemical analysis of soil samples. Analyzed samples for Beryllium isotopes to study erosion patterns.

Unite For Sight

Global Impact Fellow

Screened indigenous Mon, Karen and Burmese refugees for cataracts and common eye disorders.
Conducted village-wide visual acuity tests and refraction exams for eyeglasses.
Gave lectures on eye health and the importance of proper care, hygiene, and nutrition eye health.
Created a database to track all households in the area’s Mon and Karen villages.
Created culturally-competent health lectures and examination protocols for future volunteers.

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Drexel University

MPH, Epidemiology

Dartmouth College

Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry; Spanish Literature

Brentwood High School

High School Diploma; 2004