This summer, Violeta Capric '12 and Medije Mashkulli '11 are learning from some of the world's best medical researchers and contributing to cutting-edge scientific advancements.
Mashkulli and Capric were selected for research internships at Johns Hopkins University through the Wagner/Johns Hopkins/Spiro Partnership.
Established in 2006 through a gift from the Evelyn and Donald Spiro Foundation, this unique program allows Wagner biology students to engage in biomedical research, and nursing students to gain clinical experience, at Johns Hopkins University and its renowned hospital. Twenty-nine students have participated since the program's inception. This year's nursing interns are rising seniors Emily Werkheiser, Karen Vitkus, Nicole Dmitra, and Vanessa Petitto.
Donald '49 H'88 and Evelyn Lindfors '49 H'92 Spiro created this program after meeting Johns Hopkins researchers and seeing their dedication, and experiencing the high quality of health care offered at Johns Hopkins Hospital. They are just as excited about this door of opportunity as the students are. “I think the program is all pluses for Wagner,” says Donald.