Cheavar Blair has been at UCSB for two years, and he is a postdoc in the Center for Bioengineering.
Why did you obtain an advanced degree? What inspired you to pursue a STEM-related career?
I decided to pursue an advanced degree because I wanted to become a research professor. After learning more about the roles of a research professor (mentor, grant writer, lecturer, etc.), as a graduate student, I knew it was the perfect profession for me.
Chijioke Nze is a Hematology & Oncology fellow at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a Master in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on health policy. His clinical interests are currently ranging within benign hematology, malignant hematology, and oncology. He is broadly interested in healthcare delivery system design, value-based healthcare research, and the health policy contexts that shape care delivery.