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College of Medicine students Sheela Vaswani and Sanaa Mansoor

Students Recognized at Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Event

Nine Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine students recently attended the 36th Annual Gala and Research Showcase hosted by the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) in Cleveland, Ohio.

Third-year College of Medicine student Sheela Vaswani (pictured on left), who placed second in the clinical research category.

Second-year College of Medicine student Sanaa Mansoor (pictured on right) placed third in the same category.

Vaswani’s research is on Ketamine, which was recently FDA approved earlier this year in March for treatment resistant depression. She studied how Ketamine’s effect varied between males and females as well as its rapid onset in decreasing depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation.

Mansoor’s research was titled “Top-down Fabrication of Endothelialized Capillary-like 3D Channel Networks throughout Thick Hydrogels.” She conducted her research at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This was a very enriching event for NEOMED students as we were able to interact and speak with many physicians from different hospitals in northern Ohio,” says Mansoor.



AIPNO is a nonprofit founded in 1983 and has more than 300 physician members.

Group picture from left to right: Sanjana Dalta, Sanjay Jinka, Sheela Vaswani, Natasha Kesev, Shivani Shah, Kajal Mundan, Amith Rao, Palvir Baadh, Sanaa Mansoor

Not pictured: Maahi Mistry, Anuradha Kanaparthi, Siddhartha Singh, Sohi Mistry