DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University’s Scholars in Marine Medicine program, which offers an interdisciplinary research experience for pre-health majors interested in marine biology or environmental science, announced seven new members.

Students selected for the program generally have experience working in a lab environment and a passion for the unique combination of marine science and medicine.

The program allows students to take part in faculty-mentored research and gain valuable scientific training as they work toward completing a senior honors thesis and receiving Graduation with Distinction honors. Many of the Scholars will submit their honors thesis for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Students can also apply for up to $5,500 in funding for travel courses, conference expenses and research.

Scholars in Marine Medicine will spend at least one semester at the Duke University Marine Lab campus in Beaufort, N.C., and one or more semesters at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham.

The new Scholars in Marine Medicine are:

  • Sanjana Anand – sophomore biology major
  • Hannah Baetge – sophomore marine science & conservation major
  • Charlotte Caddell  – sophomore biology major, environmental sciences & policy minor
  • Sal Carlson – first-year marine science & conservation, chemistry double major
  • Kevin Guo – first-year biology major
  • Sarah Kuhlman  – sophomore environmental sciences & policy major
  • Austin Simpson – sophomore biology, evolutionary anthropology double major