Nina Singh
Nina Singh Medical Student at New York University School of Medicine
University of Southern California, 2019, B.S. Biomedical Engineering

“The Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) helped shape the way I thought about my potential as a biomedical engineering student. As Dean Yortsos would say, it challenged me to reflect on who engineers are and what we do. Rather than solely handling technical tasks, I conducted dozens of interviews with cancer patients to develop a medication management app, did an undergraduate-run research project on modeling ciliary motion, and led interdisciplinary student teams at medical device hackathons. GCSP encouraged me to not only be an engineer, but also an entrepreneur, a researcher, and a leader. As an incoming medical student at NYU, I look forward to continuing to embrace these identities and exploring how they can help me make the biggest possible impact on my future patients.”