Student Leaders of FocuSStem NextGen

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Katie Heath

Social Entrepreneur and dedicated STEM student, Katie Heath, is a senior at the Bloomfield Hills High School (BHHS) in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Since the age of ten, Katie has volunteered at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit where she has worked at numerous health fairs and led patient activities.

Steering Committee at Karmanos Cancer Institute

Laura Zubeck, RN, BSN, MBA

Director of Patient, Community, and Nursing Education, and Volunteer Services; Karmanos Cancer Center

Larry Matherly, Ph.D.

Associate Center Director of Basic Science; Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute

Elisabeth Heath, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Associate Center Director for Translational Sciences; Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Joe Weertz

Educational Outreach Coordinator;
Wayne State University
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Rouba Ali, MD

Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program; Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute
NAAMA National President

Tamara Collins

Marketing & Communications Director; Karmanos Cancer Institute

Mary Ellen Kearney

Corporate Relations Director; Karmanos Cancer Institute

Leslie Cortes

FocuSStem NextGen
Program Coordinator; Karmanos Cancer Institute