Dr. Iris Li, a board-certified Pediatrician at the Good Samaritan and El-Camino-Los Gatos Hospitals in California (www.lgpediatrics.com), is one of the newest MiOra mentors. She will provide guidance on what it takes to be a medical doctor on the MiOra platforms. Dr. Li graduated from the top medical school in Shanghai, and before completing her residency at the White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, she worked as a Neonatologist at Shanghai Children’s Hospital. Since 2008, she has been practicing Pediatrics in the San Francisco area and mentors high school and college students. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Dr. Li is a mother, an outdoor adventurer, and hiker. Dr. Li enjoys reading science books and poetry, dancing, listening to music, and making gardens flouris...[Read More]
We at MiOra nonprofit foundation are all about recognizing, nurturing, and celebrating student excellence. Recently, one of our mentees, Nikhil C., an 11th grader at Granada Hills Charter High School in California, received the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Spark Award (CIRM;cirm.ca.gov). This qualifies him for a summer research program where he will participate in stem cell research. Through MiOra, Nikhil has gained access to mentorship and resources which have helped him to excel in his academic life. He offers special thanks to MiOra and his mentor Dr. Vaithi Arumugaswami at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA for the guidance and the support. Furthermore, Nikhil has also recently attended the California High School Speech Association State Championships (cahssa.org) where ...[Read More]
Emma C. is a sophomore at The Buckley School in California and is the newest MiOra mentee (www.miora.org). She is passionate about a career as a medical doctor and in order to reach her goal she joined the Buckley Applied Science program where she is learning how to develop a scientific research project and critically read scientific journals. This year her Buckley Applied Science team received an honorable mention at the LA County Science Fair for their Ultimate Sustainable System, a self-sustaining aquaponics system. Emma is very interested in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. At MiOra, she started reviewing the medical literature on the advancements in Cardiothoracic Surgery. In her free time, Emma volunteers at the Hammer Museum where she supports their family programs, plays voll...[Read More]
I think with any student, especially with me in high school, the student-mentor relationship is about cultivating passion. For example, I remember I would always try to think of cures for HIV and bring them up to my mentor, who actually ran through the ideas with me and explained the flaws — and most importantly, did not brush them off.