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Veena Katikineni

Veena Katikineni

Medical Student at the University of Maryland Baltimore


PAHO/WHO, RAD-AID International

Intern- Radiological Health, Cold Chain

•Edited textbook with mentored support from radiologists. Textbook discusses topics related to initiating and sustaining effective diagnostic radiology services in low- and middle-income countries
•Read vaccine shipment monitors and charted 2013 reports of vaccine overheating/freezing (country, vaccine type/quantity, minimum/maximum temperatures recorded, time intervals of temperature deviations) under the supervision of WHO Immunization advisors and PAHO Revolving Fund staff. Results will inform recommendations for cold chain surveillance and vaccine handling in PAHO member countries at the Keystone Symposia “Advancing Vaccines in the Genomics Area” in Brasil, November 2013.

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Mary's Center

Chronic Care Initiative Intern

•Organized medical data for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and asthma in order to aid the development of patient care plans for Patient-Centered Medical Home Chronic Care Initiative
•Streamlined process for data entry in EMR (eClinicalWorks) to accommodate large patient population
•Developed patient satisfaction questionnaire for the Referrals Department
•Conducted telephone calls as part of patient outreach for those with chronic diseases
•Practiced conversational and medical Spanish with health center staff and patients


Gemstone Program- Team Fixing Refrigeration Efficiency to Sustain Health (FRESH)

Team Member

•Conducted needs assessment from literature regarding refrigeration of vaccines in transport to low- and middle-income countries
•Researched thermodynamic properties of five Phase Change Materials as a way to stabilize vaccine temperatures
•Utilized problem-solving skills and product development strategies to build a thermostable vaccine carrier

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

Centre for Chronic Disease Control

Maryland Summer Scholar

•Implemented independent study: “Practices Related to Purchase/Use of Oil, Ghee, and Butter in Urban Delhi Households,” funded by the Centre for Chronic Disease Control and a $4500 University of Maryland Summer Scholars Award to support travel/living expenses during the study period
•Received Institutional Review Board Clearance from University of Maryland and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India for study period: 06/01-08/15, 2011
•Conducted literature review on nutrition programming with mentored support from senior research staff under the UnitedHealth Group/NHLBI-funded CARRS Surveillance Study


University of Maryland School of Public Health

Global Health Research Intern, Teaching Assistant

•Assisted Dr. Muhiuddin Haider, Research Associate Professor
•Summarized technical reports from World Health Organization and other international agencies
•Drafted needs assessment reviews pertaining to global health topics, such as Pandemic H5N1 and H1N1 Influenza and Cardiovascular Disease
•Prepared power point presentations to supplement "Essentials to Global Health" by Richard Skolnik

Career medium 04
Career medium 06

Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Summer Intern

•Project: Predictors of Arrhythmic and Cardiovascular Risk in End Stage Renal Disease
•Collected and analyzed medical records for enrolled participants using the Charlson Co-Morbidity Index under the supervision of nephrologists


Alternative Spring Break Program

Team Member

•Assisted mobile HIV testing units and distributed educational materials in East Harlem with community partners, Harlem United and FROST’D
•Organized and delivered a therapeutic fashion show for AIDS-related dementia patients at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, New York

Career medium 01

University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of Maryland College Park

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Cum Laude, Biology

Walter Johnson High School