2023 interns

Alexa Guarente is majoring in philosophy and public health at Brown University (expected graduation 2025). She is interested in pursuing a career in clinical bioethics. 

Florian Hofweber is Senior at Woods Charter High School who will attend Oberlin College, beginning in the fall of 2023.

Savannah Laux is majoring in philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University (expected graduation 2024) and is planning to enroll in law school and pursue a career in bioethics.

Benjamin Lemon

Benjamin Lemon is a 2023 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in philosophy. During his undergraduate studies, Benjamin participated in clinical research with a lab at UGA and a project with a local hospital researching health care disparities in Spanish speaking populations. His goal for working with Dr. Resnik was to improve his clinical decision making and future research career, through the study of research ethics and bioethics. After participating in research with Dr. Resnik, he began pursuing an MD at the University of Mercer School of Medicine and will graduate in 2027. After graduation, he intends to pursue a surgical residency and eventually work at an academic healthcare center treating patients, teaching, and conducting clinical research.

Brandon Long

Brandon Long is completing his M.A. in Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He also received his M.S. in Biology during which he studied pain and addiction in a Drosophila model. Brandon will be going on to finish his Ph.D. in Philosophy after which he will seek job opportunities in bioethics, during his Ph.D. Brandon will research deliberative democratic theory within clinical ethics. The internship with Dr. Resnik allowed Brandon to use his data skills and expand his research interests.

Alexa Guarente, Savannah Laux, Benjamin Lemon, and Brandon Long worked on research project on misconduct findings issued by the Office of Research Integrity. The project was published in 2023: Citation: Long B, Laux S, Lemon B, Guarente A, Davis M, Casadevall A, Fang F, Shi M, Resnik DB. Factors related to the severity of research misconduct administrative actions: An analysis of office of research integrity case summaries from 1993 to 2023. Account Res. 2023 Nov 27:1-22. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2023.2287046. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38010310. 

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