Meet our 2020 Summer Interns:
NC State University
Molecular & Cellular Biology
UNC Chapel Hill
NC State University
J. Scott Lynn
I spent a month at CBOI during my 4th year clinical rotations while in pharmacy school at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and it was the perfect blend of both of my graduate level degrees! I was able to use my pharmacy knowledge in interdisciplinary direct patient care activities alongside Dr. Powderly, the PAs, and the nurses during conversations with patients, as well as in the IV room preparing investigational products alongside pharmacy technicians. I was also able to utilize my clinical research skillset in discussions with study coordinators regarding topics such as patient recruitment, informed consent procedures, and data collection updates. The employees at CBOI are not only excellent in providing optimal patient care, but they also care deeply about education and the training of future healthcare professionals and researchers.
During my summer 2019 internship at CBOI, I was given the unique opportunity to both participate directly in biomedical research and experience patient care. Under the direct mentorship of a passionate and diverse team of researchers, my internship team was able to design and perform a research project using state-of-the-art cell therapy techniques and instruments. Shadowing Dr. Powderly and his staff, I was able to observe first-hand the processes involved in running a phase I cancer clinical trial.
As an intern fresh out of college, the entire CBI staff was approachable, encouraging, and immediately supportive of my immersion into the complex world of clinical research. I was given numerous opportunities to expand my skill set, and as my experience grew these included opportunities to gain more autonomy through professional promotion. This unique clinical experience not only set me apart during interviews, but it also provided a reservoir of knowledge that I continue to pull from in my education as a future healthcare provider. It was an honor and a privilege to serve such an inspiring patient population alongside Dr. Powderly’s knowledgeable, dedicated team.