June 23, 2019

Meet the 2019 MDisability Summer Interns

Meet the inaugural cohort of MDisability Program summer interns. They are current undergraduates and recent graduates interested in disability research and advocacy in medicine. 

 Learn more about the MDisability Program, an initiative of the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine.

Caroline Cerilli

Caroline Cerilli is currently a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Public Health and minoring in Museum Studies. She is interested in creating change in policy and program design to increase accessibility. Cerilli joined the MDisability Program to learn more about the social effects of disability and how institutions and individuals can create equitable opportunities for everyone.


kate panzer
Kate Panzer is a 2018 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied bioengineering, learned American Sign Language, and conducted research on neuroregeneration. After graduating, she moved to rural Ghana for one year, where she led health-related research for a nonprofit called Cocoa360. Kate is thrilled to join the MDisability team in June, where she will engage in disability health research and advocate for Deaf and hard of hearing patients before entering medical school in Fall 2020. 


Anah Salgat
Anah Salgat is a 2019 graduate from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a minor in Biology. Her current interests include breaking down the patient-physician communication barrier through community outreach and education as well as increasing accessible resources that support patient autonomy. She is pursuing a career as a physician and is very excited to begin her post-graduation career with the MDisability team.