This summer Autumn Paluck (Theta Iota-North Dakota), Amanda Bozzi (Alpha Sigma-New Hampshire), Morgan Whited (Alpha Mu-Mississippi) and Alexa Tokofsky (Eta Psi-North Carolina) participated in the immersive orthopaedic research internship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, TN. Here’s a snapshot of your generosity in action.

After a two-year hiatus, the foundation orthopaedic research internship was back in action. The program has a long-standing reputation of excellence and was established by Dr. Karen Hasty (Alpha Epsilon-Tennessee/Knoxville). On their first day, brunch was provided by the foundation, and the women were introduced to their new lab colleagues.

It wasn’t long after the program began that our interns were pros around the lab. As an immersive experience, each intern worked on a summer-long research project. Beakers, microscopes, and petri dishes were no strangers.

UTHSC is in the heart of downtown Memphis and has a lot of charm both inside and outside. Our interns felt right at home all summer!

When it comes to what they were researching, we thought it’d be best if you heard it from one of our interns, Autumn Paluck (Theta Iota-North Dakota).

At the conclusion of the program, each intern presented their findings to faculty and staff and were presented with a certificate of completion.