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Sahana Ganesh

2021 YCCI Summer Exposures Intern

Sahana Ganesh is a rising senior at Rocky Hill High School in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Sahana has an interest in research, data analysis, medical ethics, biomedical engineering and technology, and medicine. She has extensive leadership and research experience including the organization of a day-long Free Health Camp, being a student researcher at UConn investigating stem cell engineering and technology, serving as the co-leader of the Research Team, Recruiting Chair for the Rocky Hill State Champion awarded Marching Band, and a historian for GirlUp which aims to advance girls' skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders. Her additional achievements include being a member of the Junior Achievement Alumni, being an AP and college credit student and a 2021 summer intern for Yale Center of Clinical Investigation. This fall, she hopes to continue her research of the MyChart electronic patient portal and health records to boost pediatric research participation and implement her findings into the Yale Health System as a year-long intern.

About my YCCI Internship

It was amazing to have an opportunity to work with some of the most renowned and top professionals of the medical and data informatics team at Yale. I always came to the internship excited to learn more about topics that are not normally taught in high school classes and are more reflective of what students will hear in the real world. In addition, working on a project to be presented and implemented into the actual Yale Health System was impressive as it taught me that even as a student, I could impact the community around me and improve it through my work. Overall, the internship was a great opportunity, and I would recommend it to any students who are interested in clinical research and the health/data industries.

For Students Considering YCCI

Apply! Even if you do not think that you'll get in, you never know where an application can take you, and it is certainly better than not trying at all :)