Emma Flores

Emma Flores is a graduate student in Northwestern University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD Program. She received her BS in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Currently, she works in the laboratory of Jaime Garcia-Aňoveros, assistant professor of anesthesiology, studying the effects of noise-induced hearing loss in different genetically susceptible mouse strains. She also serves as the academic chair in the Chicago Graduate Student Association (CGSA), where she organizes seminars aimed at enhancing the professional development of graduate students at Northwestern University. In her spare time she volunteers as a mentor for middle school students in the after-school program Science Club.  She enjoys basketball, cooking, and the History Channel.

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Science in Society (SiS) is proud to feature the winners of the "Integrated Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (IGP) Science and Society Class Distinction Award." Written as part of a course on science and society, these papers were chosen to be published on SiS. This month, we present the following piece by graduate student Emma Flores.

The incidence of stroke is approximately twice as high for African Americans as compared to white Americans, and in the past ten years the incidence of diabetes has risen more in Hispanics than any other race in the United States.