To get more exposure and experience in diseases of the eye, Meredith Harrell, a fourth-year Paul L. Foster School of Medicine student did research on her own along with a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and was recently published as first author in the Journal of Ophthalmology. Harrell did her research alongside co-author Petros E. Carvounis, M.D., Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
Her paper is titled “Current Treatment of Toxoplasma Retinochoroiditis: An Evidence-Based Review.” Harrell is currently applying for a residency in ophthalmology and has also worked alongside faculty within the Department of Pediatrics investigating ophthalmology.
“I think there are many opportunities to get involved with research at our school, people just have to weed them out. And, if there is not a program at our school, such as ophthalmology, dermatology or anesthesiology, people should make contact with other professors at other schools, or think outside of the box to get involved in research,” said Harrell.
To read more on toxoplasma retinochoroiditis, go to: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/joph/2014/273506/