Bara Fintel

Bara Fintel is a health policy researcher for the Research on Adverse Drug Events And Reports (RADAR) project led by Dr. Charles L. Bennett of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Ms. Fintel has researched the Austrian health care system and works as a patient navigator for the Inflection Navigator Project, which aims to ensure that patients diagnosed with cancer get proper care. Ms. Fintel graduated from Columbia University, and will be starting medical school this fall at the Feinberg School.

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Many children in the 1960's, like the kindergartner pictured above, were born with phocomelia as a side effect of the drug thalidomide, resulting in the shortening or absence of limbs. (Photo by Leonard McCombe//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)