In the Spotlight

Salima Makhani, M.D. Class of 2021


Student Spotlight

Salima Makhani, an MS1 in our MD Program and a 2015 graduate of our Master of Science in Preclinical Sciences (MSPCS) Program, received the Public Health category award for her poster presentation entitled Cognitive Impairment and Overall Survival in Frail Surgical Patients at the Medical Association of Georgia’s Student Abstract Competition on October 21st in Savannah.  

Her work on the research project began while she was an undergraduate at Emory and was completed following her MSPCS graduation.  She was responsible for critically evaluating the project data, pointing out the significance in the results, and authoring the paper for the study, which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  The study was also featured in Reuters Health news on August 24th.